“Stop the War is calling on everyone concerned with civil liberties to support our right to march.”Stop the War Coalition
By the Stop the War Coalition
As one of the organisers of the marches for Palestine, Stop the War insists that the planned demonstration on 11 November goes ahead. The police have given no plausible reason for a cancellation. We condemn the outrageous comments by Suella Braverman saying that the pro-Palestine protests are ‘hate marches’. We will be marching for a ceasefire. Braverman and others opposing our peace march on Armistice day are supporters of Israel’s brutal onslaught on the people of Gaza, and we will not listen to lectures by them.
Our march has deliberately been planned to avoid Westminster so as not to interfere with Armistice commemorations. But just like the football matches, the Lord Mayor’s Show and many other planned events, it will go ahead on Saturday. This is now also about the democratic right to protest and a government that wants to curb that right. Stop the War is calling on everyone concerned with civil liberties to support our right to march.
The unimaginable suffering of the people of Gaza demands we raise our voices in protest. We will not stop marching until Israel stops bombing and our government stops supporting them.