‘Free Palestine’ protests across Manchester

Masses showed support for Palestine in Manchester over the weekend

On Saturday, protestors animated Manchester by chanting “Free Palestine” in an effort to show their solidarity and against Israel’s occupation and brutality. The demonstrators demand that the government take “immediate action” to support the people of Palestine.

They held up banners and flags while declaring “Viva Palestina” and “Israel is a terror state”.

Palestinian keffiyeh, worn in solidarity

A protestor commented “I will always stand with Palestine. I’m glad I attended the Manchester protest today.”

The demonstrations began with a rally in Platt’s Fields park at 12pm. Speakers included Palestinians and representatives from groups such as Stop The War. They spoke against the human rights violations occurring against Palestinians.

The protestors then marched through Rusholme towards the city centre.

Palestinian flag on the curry mile

Afzal Khan, Manchester MP tweeted “Incredible show of solidarity with the people of Palestine here in Manchester today”.

Anger over the eruption of the Gaza attack into what the BBC describes as the “worst week of violence in Gaza and Israel since 2014” continues to deepen.

Many cities around the globe are showing their support for Palestine, with thousands protesting in London, Amman, New York, Paris and more.

Another march is due to happen this Saturday 22nd May, in Piccadilly Gardens at 12pm.

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