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UK: Pro-Palestine demonstration in London May 15

Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC) plans demonstration in London May 15; heightened security presence and traffic disruptions possible

14 May 07:33 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 5/14/2018, 12:00 AM until 5/15/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London

Event

The Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC) will hold a demonstration in solidarity with the people of Gaza on Tuesday, May 15, at 17:30 (local time) in London outside Downing Street. Protesters are calling for an end to the killing of Palestinian protesters across the Israeli-Gaza border. A heightened security presence and associated traffic disruptions are possible in the vicinity of the demonstration.

Context

Hundreds of protesters gathered in London, opposite the Israeli embassy, on May 11 to express solidarity with the Palestinian people. Protesters called for justice, equality, and the implementation of the right to return.

Large-scale Palestinian demonstrations have recently taken place in the Gaza Strip as part of a six-week tent city protest along the Israel-Gaza border. Dozens of Palestinians have been killed and thousands of others wounded in clashes with IDF personnel since the protests began on March 30. Smaller related protests have taken place in the West Bank.

Advice

Individuals present in London are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution and to allow for extra time to reach destinations in the vicinity of demonstrations.

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