Watch as hundreds march through Sheffield in solidarity with Palestine

Watch this video showing hundreds of people marching through Sheffield in solidarity with the people of Palestine amid the ongoing conflict with Israel.

By Kian Rains
Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 5:46 pm

Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Sheffield yesterday, in solidarity with the people of Palestine as the ongoing conflict with Israel continues, with more civilian casualties registered.

The event was organised by the Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign in what they called a 'day of action’ to support the Palestinian uprising and general strike.

Those involved carried Palestine flags and placards and chanted, “Palestine, we’re with you… occupation is a crime.”

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Protestors gathered outside Sheffield Town Hall on Saturday.

It follows another smaller demonstration on London Road on Friday evening and a gathering of around 300 demonstrators outside Sheffield Town Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Thousands of Palestinians have been forced to flee their homes after a week of sustained conflict.

Palestinian militant group, Hamas, has fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, whose military responded by barraging the Gaza Strip with tank fire and airstrikes.

At least 219 Palestinians, including 63 children, have been killed in Gaza since the latest violence flared on May 10, and around 1,500 Palestinians have been wounded.

Twelve people in Israel have died, including two children, while at least 300 Israelis have been wounded.

On Saturday, The Associated Press (AP) reported that an Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building that housed the AP, Al-Jazeera and other media in the Gaza Strip.

Diplomatic efforts to end the fighting have been unsuccessful so far; however, US President Joe Biden told Israel's prime minister that he expects to see a significant de-escalation.

The next protest will be held on May 21, at 5pm, outside Sheffield Railway Station.

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