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Protest march over Gaza conflict

PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION ... last months protest about the ongoing Gaza crisis outside South Shields Town Hall.

PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION ... last months protest about the ongoing Gaza crisis outside South Shields Town Hall.

A PEACEFUL protest urging an end to conflict in Gaza will be held in South Tyneside today.

Members of the newly-formed South Tyneside Palestine Solidarity Campaign are urging people of all faiths to take part in their march.

The protest was due to begin at about 2.30pm in Ocean Road and end at South Shields Town Hall.

The group wants an end to the violence taking place in the Middle East which has so far seen 1,822 Palestinians killed and a further 9,370 injured during Israeli attacks.

A plea from the organisation on Facebook read: “We call on all people from all faiths and backgrounds to show your solidarity this Tuesday for our march and protest for Gaza in South Shields.

“This is not a Muslim crisis, it is a humanitarian crisis, and we need to come together as one people and demand to end this injustice, and demand that they stop killing innocent civilians and children.

“Are we going to be silent and watch as these atrocities take place? Or are we going to raise our voices?

“Be on the right side of history.”

Last month about 200 people, mainly members of the borough’s Muslim community, held a similar protest outside the Town Hall.

Placards read ‘Victory for Palestine’ and ‘Stop the Child Killers’ as chants of ‘Free, Free Palestine’ were heard outside the council chambers.

A protest petition was later delivered to the offices of South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck at the town’s Ede House in Westoe Road.

 

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