Richmond and Kingston Palestinian Campaign held Richmond protest on Saturday

By Heather Nicholls

5th Dec 2023 | Local News

The protest took place on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Heather Nicholls).
The protest took place on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Heather Nicholls).

The Richmond and Kingston Palestinian Solidarity Campaign held a protest in Richmond on Saturday (2 December).

The protest took place outside of Pret on George Street.

There was a list of some of the names of those who have been killed and speeches read out by members of the group.

They also held a one minute silence.

There was a list of some of the names of those who have been killed and speeches read out by members of the group. (Photo Credit: Heather Nicholls).

Mary Holmes, a member of Richmond and Kingston PSC, who was present at the protest said: "The response from people in Richmond was heartwarming.

There were flags and signs giving information on what is happening. (Photo Credit: Heather Nicholls).

"Many stopped to look at the display of - just some - of the names of those killed in the bombing of Gaza.

"A large number of people joined our Richmond and Kingston Palestine Solidarity Campaign to hear about the situation in Gaza and the Palestinian West Bank."

She added: "In spite of the cold they stayed to listen to some very moving contributions read by a variety of speakers including those of Palestinian origin, and a poem about Gaza written and read by a Jewish lady.

"There was a one minute's silence to remember and mourn all those who have died, and the huge numbers who have suffered in the last seven weeks in Palestine and Israel.

"We remembered, too, those who had suffered over the last 75 years, and dedicated ourselves to campaign, work and hope for a better future when the current conflict is over."

     

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