Thousands of people up and down the country to take action to demand Israel stops bombing Gaza and for a full and permanent ceasefire

Thousands of people up and down the country, in our towns and our cities, will be taking action this weekend (Sat 20/Sun 21) to demand that Israel stops bombing Gaza and for a full and permanent ceasefire.

They will also call for an end to the UK and US bombing campaign on Yemen.

At least 40 events, from Birmingham to Brighton, Newcastle to Nottingham, Sheffield to Southampton and many more, along with several areas of London, have been organised by local Stop the War, Palestine Solidarity and other anti-war movement groups.

They include a march and rally in Birmingham, where former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the rapper and activist Lowkey are among the speakers.

Several demonstrations have been organised in London boroughs, including Acton, Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark, and through East London.

And at Twickenham Stadium in west London, peace campaigners will be leafleting in protest at the armoured vehicles fair being held there.

Chris Nineham, StWC vice chair said: “Our national pro-Palestinian marches have seen hundreds of thousands on the streets of London. But this campaign is not just about national marches. The local and regional actions strengthen the national movement and it is really important that they keep happening, that our voices are heard not just in Parliament and Downing Street, but in our town and city halls, in town squares, and by our local elected representatives.

“Our message to them this weekend will be: if you don’t call for a ceasefire, you won’t get our vote.”

18 Jan 2024 by Stop the War

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