Thousands join protests calling for a free Palestine
About 400 protesters gathered in Cardiff today calling for a “free Palestine”.
This was the second such protest in the last fortnight.
Others protests were also held today at Bangor, Pontypridd, Llandudno, Newtown and Wrexham.
Last week similar protests were also held at Abergavenny, Wrexham, Presteigne, Swansea and Machynlleth.
Over 250 people have been killed since fighting began between Israel and Palestine in the Gaza Strip on May 10 amid rising tension in East Jerusalem.
A ceasefire was agreed on Friday between the Israel government and the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza.
The protest, organised by the Cardiff Palestine Solidarity Campaign, was held outside BBC Cymru Wales’ offices in the capital..
Mohammed Hadia, one of the organisers, said more than 60 children were among the fatalities in Gaza.
He added: “This has to stop. The West and the international community has to stand up and say this is enough.”
Other protests were held last week around the world as well as today,
In London Palestine solidarity protest organisers estimatde 180,000 attendees – the largest Palestine solidarity protest in ever held on the British Isles.