Thousands of people participated in the pro-Palestinian solidarity march in London, calling on the current leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) meeting Support the rights of Palestinians in southwest England.
As part of the “Resistance G7: International Day of Action for Justice” rally, demonstrators marched to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official residence in Downing Street on Saturday, chanting and holding placards to protest against Israel’s policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
The protesters demanded an end to what they described as complicity in the war crimes committed by Israel, Britain and other G7 governments against the Palestinians.
Former Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn participated in the parade and addressed the crowd.
“In today’s Palestinian justice demonstration in London, I also called for the cessation of arms sales,” Corbyn wrote on Twitter.
“British-made weapons are killing civilians-including children in conflicts abroad. This must stop,” he said.
In today’s Palestinian justice demonstration in London, I also called for the cessation of arms sales. British-made weapons are killing civilians, including children, in conflicts abroad. This must stop. pic.twitter.com/Sf2tEGjtkX
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) June 12, 2021
The rebound came as informal clubs from the seven major economies of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States held face-to-face meetings in Cornwall for the first time in two years to tackle the global health crisis and climate change.
Al Jazeera reporter Paul Brennan from London said that since Israel and Hamas announced the fragile ceasefire agreement, the focus of the demonstrators has been “change” and “evolution.”
Iseral’s 11-day bombing of Gaza 253 Palestinians, including at least 66 children, left many buildings, houses and infrastructure destroyed in the besieged enclave.
“The main thing they have been talking about is that BDS is trying to force Israel to treat the Palestinian people better,” Brennan said, referring to the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.
He said: “The appeals made by the protesters here to the G7 leaders are actually to pay attention to this and take this issue seriously.”
He added that the protesters hope to continue to exert pressure so that actions become “necessary and inevitable”.
During the demonstration, Raghad al-Takriti, president of the British Muslim Association, stated that the message to the G7 leaders was “clear”.
“This is to uphold international law. This is to comply with international law,” al-Takriti told Al Jazeera.
“It’s time for these leaders to talk about law enforcement, end the siege of Gaza… and stop their collusion with Israel, arms deals,” she said.
Participating groups include Friends of Al-Aqsa and the Palestinian Unity Movement (PSC). It is estimated that about 8,000 people appeared outside Downing Street to demand justice for the Palestinians.
PSC said in a statement: “All governments have an obligation to end their complicity and help eliminate apartheid. The G7 must cease all military and security cooperation with Israel and adopt targeted sanctions until Israel complies with international law. , Instead of helping and abetting Israel’s racist rule over the Palestinian people.”
This protest is the latest in a series of pro-Palestinian rallies held in London because of the escalation of tensions in occupied East Jerusalem due to Israel’s plan to forcibly expel Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah and attack the Al-Aqsa Mosque. And the Israeli army attacked Gaza.
In recent weeks, hundreds of Palestinians have been arrested in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory for protesting against Israeli policies. Dozens of people were injured in the confrontation with the Israeli armed police.
At least four Palestinians– Including a child -Since Thursday, he has been shot dead in the occupied West Bank alone.