Hundreds of Thousands of Anti-Israel Protesters March in London ‘Day of Action’
More than 200,000 pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel protesters marched in central London on Saturday, January 13, as part of a “global day of action” to oppose Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip.
The Metropolitan Police of London said they had arrested three people for handing out leaflets praising the October 7 onslaught during the rally. The flyer voiced “unconditional and wholehearted support and solidarity for the Palestinian struggle, which is once more breaking out into armed resistance. As it was bound to do.”
“We communists join together with all progressive humanity in congratulating the Palestinian people and their chosen leadership on the audacious, daring, and effective military action they are now taking against the last settler-colonial apartheid state, that monstrous proxy for Anglo-American imperialism, usurper of the Palestinian lands, rights, and nationhood, Zionist Israel,” it added.
Around 1,700 police were on duty for the march. They said to have dispersed around 80-100 people who tried to form a smaller march at the end of the main protest.
Saturday’s march held particular significance given the UK’s airstrikes in Yemen this week against Houthi bases. Some protesters chanted “Yemen, Yemen, make us proud, turn another ship around,” expressing support for the rebel group, whose slogan reads “God Is the Greatest, Death to America, Death to Israel, A Curse Upon the Jews, Victory to Islam.” (TOI / VFI News)
“But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward.” - Jeremiah 7:24