Posted: Sat 26th Jul 2014

Wrexham Joins National Protest Against Israeli Attacks On Gaza (PICS & VIDEO) for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jul 26th, 2014

Around 50 people protested in Wrexham town centre today against the Israeli attacks on Gaza.

Organisers said: “We are gathered in Queen Square to show solidarity with people all over the world as they take to the street to protest against the bombardment of Palestine.”

Another added “It is a peaceful protest urging Israel to stop the massacre currently unfolding in Gaza.

“There’s only so much bloodshed you can watch before you have to do something.”

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When popped down this afternoon we observed the protestors peacefully walking around the town centre, and gathering outside the Guildhall just off Queens Square for a short round of speeches.

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During the gathering around a further 30-odd onlookers listened to the protestors talking from the Guildhall steps, where a promise was made for further gatherings every Saturday at 2pm until the war is over.

The police helicopter was in the skies of Wrexham at a similar time, however we are unable to confirm if it was to keep an eye on the protestors, although police did help out on the ground closing Chester Street for a short while for the protest to proceed up it.

Another attendee told us: “Stop the Massacre rally went really well, 80+people turned up to listen to speakers and to parade around town.

“Adam Phillips and Marc Jones spoke and messages of support from Ian Lucas MP and Aled Roberts AM were read out.”

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Today the death toll in Gaza has passed 1,000 according to Palestinian medical officials, 19 days after Israel launched a new offensive.

The protests today are mirrored elsewhere in many towns and cities around the UK, including Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle and London with others taking place across the world.

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