HomeNews UKIsrael-Gaza: Hundreds protest outside Labour leader's office

Israel-Gaza: Hundreds protest outside Labour leader’s office

image captions,

A protest outside Sir Keir Starmer’s office was part of a day of action by the Stop the War Coalition

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Labor leader’s constituency office in north London calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Crowds blocked a road in Camden chanting “Keir Starmer is a waste”.

It happened as groups staged sit-ins at several train stations across London.

The protests were part of a national day of action organized by the Stop the War Coalition across the UK.

Protesters met outside Chalk Farm station before traveling through Camden to reach Sir Keir’s constituency office.

Once there, protesters held signs with slogans such as “Stop the war in Gaza”, “Starmer shame on you” and “Starmer, human rights lawyer? What a joke”.

At Saturday’s event, John Rees, national officer for the Stop the War Coalition, told the crowd: “You saw what this movement did to Suella Braverman.

“Unless you agree with the majority of people in this country who want an immediate ceasefire, this movement will do it to you Rishi Sunak, it will do it to you Keir Starmer.”

image captions,

Nida Badawi tells protesters: “Today we stand with the Palestinians”

The crowd also heard from Nida Badawi, 33, of Palestine. “For the past 40 days, over the past 40 days, I feel like my heart has been ripped out of my body,” she told the crowd.

“I’m just here to remind you as we stand here, this is not the time to stay silent. They need to hear our voices.”

The station objected

Meanwhile, sit-ins took place at multiple stations in London, where the British Transport Police (BTP) issued a Section 14a order banning protests between 10:00 and 23:00.

Around 200 protesters arrived at London Bridge station at around 14:30 GMT and a police cordon was deployed around the station, but BTP later posted on X, formerly Twitter, to say the group had leave the area and passengers can enter the station. as usual.

At Waterloo station, a group of about 100 pro-Palestinian protesters sat down in the waiting room to demand a ceasefire in Gaza.

BTP said: “After engaging with protest liaison officers, protesters refused to leave Waterloo station as agreed. We are therefore moving into the arrest phase.”

Protesters were removed from the station by police, with at least two protesters taken from the scene.

A protest was also held in Tooting, south-west London, with the Metropolitan Police posting on X that officers had worked alongside the BTP and “secured today’s protest off Tooting Broadway”. [station] ended without incident.”


latest articles

explore more