A large number of protesters have taken to the streets of London to mark the International Quds Day and support the Palestinian people in their fight against Zionism.
Protesters carried signs that read “Boycott Israel”, “Freedom for Palestine” and “Zionism = racism”. The protesters also chanted “Free Palestine”.
The demonstration was held on the last Sunday of the holy month of Ramadan. People from all walks of life marched down Regent Street before gathering at the junction with Oxford Street.
Calls for boycotting Israel – a trend that has been promoted by pro-Palestinian activists for years – remained the main theme of the protest.
The demonstration was launched outside BBC headquarters in London and ended at the U.S. Embassy, PressTV reported.
The event, co-organized by the Islamic Human Rights Council, also featured Jewish speakers who voiced their support for the Palestinians while drawing a line between being “anti-Israeli occupation” and “anti-Semitism”.
Banners were held at the event, condemning Israel’s “criminal siege and occupation” of Palestinian territories and stated that “Judaism rejects the Zionist state”.
Due to Tel Aviv’s discriminatory policies in the occupied territories and toward the Gaza Strip, anti-Israeli sentiments have risen among people across the world.
Meanwhile, over 300 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of October 2015.