Palestine Global Day of Action: Banner drop at UK Parliament

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Answering the Palestinian call for a Global Day of Action to stop the #GazaGenocide, activists hung two 80 foot banners from Westminster Bridge in front of the UK Parliament this morning.

The protest was organised by the Free Palestine Coalition – a network of grassroots groups including Black Lives Matter UK and Sisters Uncut – to amplify pressure on the British government to call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, as Israel has confirmed it will continue its destructive bombing campaign after a temporary “humanitarian pause” ends.

Activists also demanded an end to Britain’s arms trade with Israel, after almost 15,000 Palestinians were killed since 7 October in what human rights and legal experts, as well as genocide scholars, have repeatedly called a “genocide”.