The growth of the Palestine solidarity movement in Europe

Uprootedpalestinians's Blog

Demonstrators march through the streets from outside the Israeli embassy in central London on July 26, 2014, calling for an end to violence in Gaza. (Photo: AFP-Justin Tallis)
Published Friday, August 1, 2014
Demonstrations of tens of thousands of people have been held all over Europe in support of the Palestinian people in recent weeks. Here in London, national demonstrations have been held every weekend for the past few weeks. As I write this on Friday, another is due to start in a few hours. And there have also been other actions, such as sit-ins in government departments protesting arms to Israel, a banner drop, and mid-week protests outside the BBC to protest its pro-Israel coverage.

The sheer barbarity of Israel’s assault on the civilian population of Gaza has been the main motivating factor rallying people to this cause.

There is currently a huge influx of new…

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