Last week witnesses hundreds of thousands of people across the globe united in protest against the crimes committed by the Israeli army upon innocent civilians in Gaza.
The call for the world-wide pro-Palestinian solidarity came from an organisation known as the ‘Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Movement’ (BDS).
BDS – a wide coalition of the largest Palestinian organisations, trade unions, networks and NGOs, was initiated by a civil rights group 2005, and pushes for Israel to comply with international law and fights for Palestinian rights.
Promoted as ‘Gaza Calling: Day of Rage’, thousands stood in solidarity for human rights for Gazans across cities around the world on the 8th and 9th August.
Public frustration continues to pour out through social media against the sluggish reaction by western world-leaders to intervene and bring justice to the Palestinian people.
Supporters of Gaza, demand an end to Israel’s ‘barbaric’ assault on Gaza, and calls on the British government to implement an immediate embargo on arms sales to Israel.
Major mainstream news networks, including the BBC, continue to be slammed for their ‘biased reporting’ and for ‘watering-down’ the horrors of subjected upon innocent Palestinian civilians by the Israeli government.
Although figures are unconfirmed, it’s been estimated that over 200,000 people partook in the London protests.
The United Kingdom’s largest demonstration for Gaza made history, not only as the biggest protest in solidarity with Palestine in the UK, but also as the largest in the world, at any time in history.
Protestors gathered outside Broadcasting House – headquarters of the BBC, in London and marched to Hyde Park, passing the US Embassy.
Along with London and Glasgow, protests were held in New York, Washington DC, Yemen, Cape Town, Tokyo, Berlin, Paris and other major cities across the globe.