Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend vigils, protests, petitions, fundraisers, and marches across London boroughs and cities including Birmingham, Cambridge, Liverpool, and elsewhere on Saturday, according to organizers.
Ben Jamal, the director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, said the rallies were organized to show that “ordinary people” support a ceasefire.
“This Saturday, ordinary people across the UK will come out again to show the vast majority of them support a ceasefire,” said Ben Jamal, the director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), a lead organizer of the march.
“They will show their solidarity with Palestinians who are suffering unimaginable harm. They will also demand the root causes are not forgotten: Israel’s decades-long military occupation of Palestinian territories and its system of apartheid against Palestinians.”
The Metropolitan police said a “significant” policing operation was planned for the capital this weekend, The Guardian reported.
The latest action comes a week after hundreds of thousands of people marched through central London without major incident.