Protesters chant pro-Palestinian slogans outside Keir Starmer's office as more than 100 demos begin across UK – with police under orders to step in if anyone climbs on war memorials
by: Hani Kamal El-Din
Protesters are chanting pro-Palestinian slogans outside Keir Starmer’s office as more than 100 demos have begun across UK – with the police under orders to step in if anyone climbs on war memorials.
Hundreds gathered outside the office in Camden, north London as a fresh wave of protests began across the country in a national day of action staged by hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza, with over 100 rallies planned.
Crowds blocked the road and chanted ‘Keir Starmer’s a wasteman’ and ‘What do we want? A ceasefire. When do we want it? Now’.
Others held up signs saying ‘Stop the war on Gaza’ as they massed outside the Labour leader’s office.
The packed road was filled with Palestinian flags, with further placards reading: ‘save Gaza’s kids’ and: ‘no justice, no peace.’
Labour was left in chaos this week as MPs faced pressure from members and pro-Palestinian activists to back a vote for a ceasefire in Gaza, especially after 19 shadow ministers defied the leadership to speak in favour of a ceasefire.
In the end, ten frontbenchers and 46 other Labour MPs sided with the SNP amendment to the King’s Speech which demanded an ‘immediate ceasefire’ in the besieged territory.
Protesters held signs saying ‘Who the f*** doesn’t vote for a ceasefire?’ and ‘Starmer shame on you’ as they walked through Camden.