Sunday, 10 August 2014
Gaza: We march for three things - the children, the children, the children
More than 150,000 gathered in London, the third mass march in the city in as many weeks and the biggest, whilst many of the Aberdeen protesters joined the thousands in Edinburgh, to demand an immediate end to the killing, Israel to lift the siege and to abide by UN resolutions; an end to arms sales to Israel and boycott, divestment and sanctions to bring pressure on the Israeli government; and a free Palestine.
In Aberdeen those protesters who couldn't get to Edinburgh, again gathered at the Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign stall in St Nicholas Square, to remind the people of Aberdeen that the Israeli assaults on the people of Gaza continues.
There were many emotional and moving speeches, including the voices of Palestinians direct from a hospital in Gaza. A Jewish man, brought cheers when he emotionally told the rally, “Nothing Israel does is in my name.”
And Glasgow Girl, Amal Azzudin (pictured above) urged people to demonstrate again and again until their voices are heard.
"When others ask ‘what is the point of demonstrating? Why are you doing it?’ she urged people to say: “We are marching for three things. The children, the children, the children.”
Click here for a full report of the Edinburgh march and rally
With thanks to John Stevenson, UNISON Edinburgh for report and pictures