- Created: Sunday, 20 July 2014 20:03
- Written by London FRFI
As the Zionist death toll in Gaza mounts, on 19 July comrades from London Revolutionary Communist Group and supporters of our Victory to the Intifada campaign joined a massive, angry demonstration through London, called by the national Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Friends of Al Aqsa and other organisations.
We marched from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy, using our powerful mobile sound system as an open mic, which attracted many protesters to join our contingent, chanting slogans and making speeches about the unfurling atrocities. We also used the mic to focus on British support for Zionism, highlighting branches of Marks & Spencer, MacDonalds and HSBC (which underwrites the Israeli economy) along the way. And we booed loudly as we passed the French embassy in response to the French government’s blatant capitulation to Israeli genocide in Gaza, by banning pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Paris.
The march was packed with thousands of people of all ages and from all backgrounds, united by their anger at the Israeli atrocities. On arrival at the embassy, there was a rally which ended with the reading of the names of the children and youth who have been killed in the onslaught. The official event then drew to a close, as the police, who had kept a very low key presence, moved in en masse to surround and disperse a small, militant group of demonstrators, who continued to block the road.