Almost 700 people gather in Milton Keynes to protest about violence in Palestine

Protesters marched through Central Milton Keynes yesterday

Monday, 17th May 2021, 2:22 pm
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 2:24 pm

A peaceful pro-Palestine march saw almost 700 people converge in CMK yesterday (Sunday).

The protest was organised by Milton Keynes Palestine Solidarity Campaign(MKPSC), are a branch of a national organisation founded on the principles of human rights.

Members are opposed to all forms of racism including anti-Jewish prejudice.

The demo was peaceful, say the organisers

"We have members from many faiths including Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Tamil, Sikhs, Hindu’s and people of no faith," said chairman David Duff.

He added: "We are opposed to violence of any kind, be it from Israel/Hamas or any other country/organisation. We are seeking for Israel to abide by international law and for Palestinians to have the same rights as Israelis."

David said Sunday's demo was to stop the bombing and killings, particularly in Gaza.

"They are carried out by the 4th most powerful Army in the world on the 3rd most densely populated area in the world. so it is inevitable that civilian casualties will be high. We also condemn the rockets fired by Hamas into Israel, dangering the lives of innocent human beings."

Sundays protest started at CMK rail station

David added: "We believe Zionism is not compatible with Judaism. Juadaism is a peaceful faith and Zionism is neither a faith or is it peaceful -it is a political idea that is currently holding the Palestinians under a brutal occupation by another country against many human rights abuses.

"We will continue our struggle until Palestine has freedom and justice."