PROTESTS IN EUOROPE AGAINST ISRAEL

Thousands of protesters marched in cities across Europe to demand an end to Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip. Thousands of people took to the streets in Germany, Britain, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Turkey to protest Israel’s air raids on the Gaza Strip and demand an end to the military action.

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Thousands of protesters marched in cities across Europe to demand an end to Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip. Thousands of people took to the streets in Germany, Britain, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Turkey to protest Israel’s air raids on the Gaza Strip and demand an end to the military action. One of the biggest rallies was held in London, where police said more than 10,000 turned out for a march that began peacefully but ended in a string of arrests. Many people carried red, green, white and black Palestinian flags and some chanted “Israel terrorists” and “Free, free Palestine” as they filed along the River Thames towards Trafalgar Square. Some protesters threw their shoes at the iron gates of British Premier Gordon Brown’s Downing Street home to express their anger at his refusal to condemn Israeli air strikes that have killed hundreds of Palestinians. After the march through London, about 5,000 people gathered outside the Israeli embassy, police said, where they were confronted with hundreds of police officers in riot gear.