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Demonstrations erupt in Britain against conflicts in Gaza

English.news.cn   2014-08-10 02:08:09

LONDON, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Tens of thousands of people in Britain took to the streets on Saturday to protest against the violence in Gaza.

Anti-war rallies and demonstrations, organized by the Stop the War Coalition, have erupted in London, Edinburgh, Portsmouth and other cities in Britain, calling for an end to the renewed conflicts in Gaza.

In London, thousands of demonstrators assembled at noon on Saturday in front of the headquarters of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Portland Place, marched to the U.S. Embassy and went on to a rally in Hyde Park.

Raising anti-war banners and placards, the protesters chanted "Free Palestine," "End the siege of Gaza," "Stop the killings,"" Today we are all Palestinians" while marching along the streets.

A 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip ended Friday without reaching an agreement between Israel and Hamas-led militants in Gaza on a long- term truce.

The cumulative death toll of Palestinians killed in the recent conflicts amounted to 1,922, of whom 1,407 were believed to be civilians, while more than 9,500 people had been injured, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Friday.

Editor: yan
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