11 Jan 2009
London anti-Israeli protest turns violentū
SFP News 11 January 2009
Ten and Thousands of demonstrators in London have protested outside the Israeli embassy yesterday, protest started from famous Hyde Park and ends outside Israeli embassy.
There were different speculation about the attendees but it was somewhere between 90 to 100,000(source: http://globaldayofaction.org/stopwar/index.php) atleast and includes many Jews, Christians, Muslims and Hindus. An initially peaceful demonstration ended with a group of protesters throwing missiles, sticks, shoes at police and smashing windows on Kensington High Street near the Israeli Embassy. Police said 24 people had been arrested on Saturday.
Human rights groups demanded that the British government and the European Union should push Israel to "stop the carnage". Demonstrators carried placards reading "Stop the holocaust in Gaza", "Freedom for Palestine", "Gaza -- stop the massacre", "Zionists equals Nazis", "A salute to the gallant fighters of Hamas" and "Jews against the war on Gaza".
Protests were also held across several other cities including Belfast, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Newcastle on Saturday. The military operation in Gaza has so far claimed at least 821 innocents lives, leaving more than 3,350 others wounded, including women and children