PRESS RELEASE: UK / Palestine / Israel – London Al-Quds Day largest for several years

110821qudsday

The march started near BBC Broadcasting House in Portland Place and proceeded along Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket and ended in Trafalgar Square with a rally.  Speakers at the rally included: 

Sean Clinton, Irish Palestine Solidarity Committee
Dr Abdul Wahid, Hizbut Tahrir GB
John Rees, Stop the War Coalition
Rabbi Ahron Cohen, Neturei Karta, UK
Les Levidow, Jews Against Zionism
A message from Yaar Peretz from the BDS movement in Israel
Ehtesham Haq from the weekly boycotts of Marks & Spencer in London
Natasha from BDS, London
Lauren Booth, broadcaster
Syed Taqi Rezavi, Imam
Massoud Shadjareh, IHRC

Chair of IHRC, Massoud Shadjareh said:

“This has been a historic occasion, with one of the largest turnouts of recent years.  It has sent the message once more to the world and the oppressed everywhere that they are not forgotten.  As Gaza is terrorised again, global civil society must show that it is willing to act to stand up for Palestine.”

As with previous years, there were counter-protests from far-right groups and Iranian opposition groups. This year both counter-demonstrations were very small, and contained by the police.  

For more information please contact the Press Office on (+44) 20 8904 4222, or via email at info@ihrc.org. Alternatively, you can call (+44) 7958522196. [ENDS]

—————————————————————————————–
 
IHRC is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
Wembley
HA9 7XH
United Kingdom

Email: info@ihrc.org

Twitter @ihrc