Cllr Salma Yaqoob and Richard Burden MP join city protests against Israeli aggression

Anti-Israel aggression protest at the Bullring, Birmingham

Over 700 demonstrators attended an anti-Israel aggression protest at the Bullring, Birmingham

Respect Party councillor Salma Yaqoob joined Labour MP Richard Burden and hundreds of protesters in central Birmingham last night in protest at the Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip.

Up to 700 placard-waving supporters called for a halt to the violence at the protest, during which an Israeli flag was burnt in front of hundreds of Christmas shoppers.

They chanted “free Palestine” and waved the state’s flag as well as holding aloft a bloodied doll to represent the deaths of children killed during three days of air strikes by Israeli jets.

Among the protesters was a relative of five young girls killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza.

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Images: Birmingham Post & Mail

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Alex on January 3, 2009 at 22:16

    This is disgusting. Cnclr Yaqoob and MP Burden should both resign from their posts immediately. The double standard applied to the Gaza/Israel situation makes me sick. It’s ok for this rally to take place, but if I were to burn a Palestinan flag i would probably be attacked. If an MP were to appear at an anti-Palestine rally, he would probably be asked to resign.

    The antisemitism in this nation makes me want to leave.

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