In a bid to end Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and the blockade on Gaza, thousands of people marched through central London
“Free Palestine”, and “End Siege in Gaza” protesters shouted, carrying pro-Palestinian placards.
According to Anadolu agency the procession started in Portland Place and protesters marched through Oxford Circus and Trafalgar Square to reach Downing Street where the government offices are located.
Palestinian resistance icon, Ahed al-Tamimi was among the protesters who were organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the Stop the War Coalition.
The 17-year-old was arrested in late 2017 by Israeli authorities and was later slapped with an eight-month jail term for “attacking” an Israeli soldier.
One of the protesters was Allison Pierce.
Pierce said she was “appalled” by what’s happening to Palestinians.
She said: “Do you want to know why I’m here today?
“I am absolutely appalled by what’s happening to the Palestinians.
“I think it’s genocide and I think it is murder.
“It’s inhumane and it’s a tragedy and I’m totally appalled.
“That’s why I’m here, I’m here for the Palestinian people, they are a nation and they need to have their country back.”