- Created: Tuesday, 26 May 2009 20:22
- Written by London FRFI
The RCG and supporters from Victory to the Intifada joined up to 1,000 protesters gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in High Street Kensington, London, in a rapidly-mobilised response to the deadly escalation of attacks on Gaza by the Israeli military which have left nearly 300 dead, including children.
Despite early efforts by the police to stop protesters coming through, the demonstration closed most of High Street Kensington. Constant chanting demanded an end to the illegal occupation by Israel, an end to the attacks, freedom for Palestine and victory to the Intifada. At one point the demonstrators organised an impromptu march up the road before returning to the embassy gates.
Shortly after 4pm the police attempted to clear the road, organising a series of violent pushes that were met with resistance and shouts of ‘Shame on you!’ Over the RCG’s ‘open mic’ megaphone, comrades denounced the role of the British Labour government in propping up Zionist state and the British police for defending its racist embassy.
The demonstration was organised by PSC, Palestine Return Centre (PRC), Palestinian Forum of Britain (PFB), British Muslim Initiative (BMI), Stop the War, Friends of al Aqsa, Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), Respect, Islamic Human Rights Commission. As the attacks on Gaza continue – attacks described by Ehud Barak as ‘only the beginning’ – and a land invasion of Gaza is threatened, another protest will be held today, Monday 29 December, at 4pm. Nearest tube High Street Kensington.
Victory to the Intifada will also be holding its regular protest outside Marks and Spencer – British corporate sponsor of Zionism – in Oxford Street on Thursday 1 January at 4pm. Join us to make your condemnation of Israel heard.