For Immediate Release
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A Wave of Protest Is Sweeping the Country in Solidarity With Palestine
Following Tuesday's Save Shiekh Jarrah - Free Palestine demonstration outside Downing Street, which saw thousands turn out in a spirit of outrage and defiance, the wave of protest sweeping the UK is continuing to grow.
From Southampton to Aberdeen, over 25 protests in solidarity with Palestine have been announced for this Saturday alone. These protests are being organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, Friends of al-Aqsa, Palestinian Forum in Britain and Muslim Association of Britain.
Stop the War was founded in September 2001 in the weeks following 9/11, when George W. Bush announced the "war on terror". Stop the War has since been dedicated to preventing and ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere. Stop the War opposes the British establishment’s disastrous addiction to war and its squandering of public resources on militarism. We have initiated many campaigns around these issues.