Children march for Palestine - BBC, Uk
- Children march for Palestine
Hundreds of children will march through central London
on Saturday in support of young people living in the
More than 200 children have been killed and 7,000
injured since the beginning of the Palestinian
uprising more than 18 months ago.
Children from many different religious and ethnic
backgrounds are taking part in the march, from
Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square.
Justice for Palestine Committee, which is organising
the march, says it expects up to 1,000 youngsters to
Fifteen year-old Batool Marhoon, from Barnes in south
London, said she felt she had to show her support.
She said: "I thought there was no justice in Palestine
and the people there were being oppressed, especially
"Hundreds have been imprisoned with no trial and this
is breaking international laws.
"I thought it was my duty to do something and to make
people aware of what's really going on there."
Last Saturday, tens of thousands of people joined a
rally in London demanding an end to Israel's military
actions in the West Bank.
Organisers estimated 50,000 people marched through the
centre of the capital, calling for sanctions to be
imposed on Ariel Sharon's government.
In the latest in a series of demonstrations over the
continuing Middle East conflict, activists demanded an
end to what they see as an aggressive occupation by
A mix of students, trade unionists and seasoned
campaigners heard calls for war crimes charges to be
brought against those who had organised military
actions in the Jenin refugee camp.
As well as expressing support for refugees and those
who had lost their homes, marchers called for
sanctions to be put in place until Israel agreed to a
complete withdrawal from Palestinian territory.
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