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Largest pro-Gaza protest in history

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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.

Pro-Gaza protest in London 9th August

Pro-Gaza protest in London 9th August

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.

ANGER: Thousands have voiced their frustration with mainstream media on watering down the Israeli Army's killing of innocent civilians in Gaza

ANGER: Thousands have voiced their frustration with the BBC for watering down the Israeli Army's killing of innocent civilians in Gaza

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. 

Yemen, Middle East

Yemen, Middle East

Washington DC, USA

Washington DC, USA

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Paris, France

Paris, France

New York, USA

New York, USA

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

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Racist face-slasher on the run

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A man who pinned a 15-year-old Asian boy to the ground and sliced open his cheek in a racist attack, has gone on the run after a four-day special release from prison.

Jerry Monerville, 47, of Claremont Square, off Pentonville Road, Islington is currently serving an eight-year sentence for attacking the teenager with an accomplice, Shane Doyle, 26. The boy had been sitting alone on a park bench in Bethnal Green, east London in November 2010.

ON THE RUN: Jerry Monerville was sentenced to eight years for slicing a 15-year-old boys’ cheek open in a racist attack

ON THE RUN: Jerry Monerville was sentenced to eight years for slicing a 15-year-old boys’ cheek open in a racist attack

The vile pair attacked the 15-year-old from behind and Monerville sat on the boy and continued to slash his face twice with a knife. When the boy asked why they had attacked him they spat back: “It’s cos you’re a f***ing Paki” and kicked him before they left.

Now Monerville, who was released on Friday April 11th has failed to return to prison at 3.30pm on Tuesday April 15th. It has not yet been revealed why he was allowed out for four days. It’s been speculated that he may be in hiding in Herne Bay, Kent.

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has slammed his own force after they took 20 hours to warn the      public about Monerville’s disappearance, despite promises to improve performances after recent incidents.

Violent Jerry Monerville failed to return to Hollesley Bay open prison, which is notoriously insecure and has been dubbed ‘Holiday Bay’ by inmates.

The area's crime commissioner has slammed the force over the delays to inform the public, after promising to tighten up security following similar blunders when another convict went on the run last year. This is the third escape in three years.

ANGRY: Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has slammed his own force after they took 20 hours to warn public about Monerville’s disappearance

ANGRY: Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has slammed his own force after they took 20 hours to warn public about Monerville’s disappearance

Mr Passmore said he would be challenging Suffolk Chief Constable Douglas Paxton about the embarrassing blunder and will be seeking cast-iron guarantees that errors are not made in the future.

He said: “I was given an assurance by the Deputy Chief Constable last July that communications to the public in these situations would be reviewed.

“Clearly this is not working and that is completely unsatisfactory.

“I will now take this up with the Chief Constable again and seek a cast-iron guarantee that such public information is released without delay.”

Police have tried to trace Monerville without success and have issued an appeal to find him.

He is described as white, of thin build with brown eyes and black hair, and has connections with Herne Bay.

Police say anyone who sees Monerville should call 101, but should not approach him or take any other action.

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