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    Pro-Palestinian Demonstration in London Attracts 50,000 Monday, May 20 2002 @ 03:16 AM GMT http://palestinechronicle.com/article.php?story=20020520031651978
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      Pro-Palestinian Demonstration in London Attracts
      50,000

      Monday, May 20 2002 @ 03:16 AM GMT

      http://palestinechronicle.com/article.php?story=20020520031651978

      LONDON: On May 18, a demonstration organized by the
      Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the Stop the War
      Coalition and many Muslim groups attracted more than
      50,000 people.

      A demonstration that consisted of Muslims, Christians,
      and Jews heard from many speakers including many
      Jewish speakers, who spoke strongly against the
      Israeli occupation and made strong statements in
      support of the Palestinian struggle.

      Among the large list of speakers is the Hyde Park
      gathering was Michael Rosen, well known British Jewish
      poet, who renounced his "right to return" to Israel,
      saying that he'd never belonged there, and who vowed
      to the cheering crowd that he would never visit Israel
      until Palestine is liberated.

      A participant in the demonstration stated, ?Many
      Orthodox anti-Zionist Jews were present, and they were
      given the pride of place on the platform at Trafalgar
      Square, some even carried Palestinian flags! It was
      the highlight of the day.?

      While there was an obvious police presence at the
      demonstration, the atmosphere was calm and hopeful, as
      the speakers made their claims, and as the
      participants marched through the streets of London.

      A young man who said that he came to express his
      solidarity with the people of Palestine claimed,
      ?Support for Palestinians amongst the British
      population has steadily been increasing, and more so
      during the recent events in the region.?



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