Demonstrations In Ireland against Israeli Bombardment of Gaza

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin today against Israel’s continued bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galway, and, Derry.

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which called the protest, said they had expected “between 50 and 100 people” to turn up at the Spire in O’Connell Street but so overwhelmed were they with the numbers that they decided to march, first to Leinster House and then onto the Israeli embassy in Ballsbridge.

They liaised with Gardai on scene before moving off.

Carrying banners with such slogans as “Free Palestine”, “One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every three days for the past 13 years” and “Boycott apartheid Israel”, protestors chanted “Free, free Palestine” and “From the rivers to the sea, Palestine will be free.” Many also carried Palestinian flags.

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