More than 100 people take part in Gaza peace march

More than 100 people take part in Gaza peace march

More than 100 people take part in Gaza peace march

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PRO-PALESTINE campaigners marched through Oxford this evening calling for an end to violence in the Gaza Strip.

About 150 people marched from Manzil Way Gardens to Cornmarket Street, where they held a vigil.

Marchers carried placards reading "Freedom for Palestine", Palestinian flags, and beat drums as they made their way into the city centre.

Organiser Dr Hojjat Ramzy said: "We are asking people to lobby the Government and ask them to work towards a ceasefire in Gaza.

"The UK government has influence but it is doing nothing. We want Israel to stop the attacks and to pay for the damage they have done to Gaza's infrastructure.

"We hope that by holding such a visual protest we can draw people's attention to the terrible things happening in Gaza."

Xhetan Bushi, 30, from Cowley, said he had joined the protest despite never having been involved with Palestinian issues before.

He said: "I have been watching the news and I just felt really sad when I saw what was happening and I wanted to do something so I joined the march.

"I want people to realise what is going on because I don't think people really understand and I don't think we know the worst of what is really happening."

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