School and university students will walkout on Wednesday 7 February in peaceful protest to demand an end to the Israeli genocide in Gaza.

WHEN: Wednesday 7 February 

Bristol: 11am, College Green

Glasgow: 11am, Glasgow City Chambers

Islington: 9:30am, Islington Town Hall, march to Emily Thornberry’s office

London: Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank (near Parliament), 12pm start, 1pm children’s press conference followed by rally

Manchester: 12pm, Whitworth Hall Arch, Oxford Road

School and university students will walkout on Wednesday (7 February) in peaceful protest to demand an end to the Israeli genocide in Gaza.

The School Strike for Palestine (SSP) is part of a wider workplace #StandWithGaza day of action called by StWC and CND.

Events include a gathering at Victoria Tower Gardens outside Parliament organised by Parents for Palestine, which will feature children’s activities, a picnic, a children’s press conference and speeches.

Those taking part will particularly highlight the many thousands of children being killed by Israel’s bombs, as well as dying from starvation and lack of medical care due.

Students will also be delivering letters to their city and town halls demanding a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and for the human rights of Palestinian people to be upheld.

Shabbir Lakha, Stop the War Coalition Officer and one of the organisers of the SSP, said:

“Over a week since the International Court of Justice in The Hague ordered Israel to take all possible measures to prevent acts of genocide and to take immediate and effective steps to ensure the provision of basic services and humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza, the mass killing of Palestinians, many thousands of them children, continues.

“Schools and universities have been clamping down on students for supporting the people of Gaza, including referring them to the government’s counter-terrorism programme Prevent, which is an outrageous attack on their democratic rights and civil liberties. It is little wonder that young people up and down the country are determined to make their voices heard.

“We encourage children and adults from all communities to attend Wednesday’s events, and to use their voices to speak for safety, freedom and peace for all.”

05 Feb 2024

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