Hundreds join protest against violence in Gaza

Dr Hojjat Ramzy, left, at the demonstration.  Picture: OX68998 Antony Moore

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PRO-PALESTINE campaigners marched through Oxford last night calling for an end to Israeli violence in Gaza.

About 150 people marched from Manzil Way Gardens to Cornmarket Streeet, 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: “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.”

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2:24pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

The Welsh, led by a terrorist organisation, try to kill people in Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire retaliates. Would these people be out marching in favour of Gloucestershire ceasing to retaliate, without ever mentioning the Welsh terrorists? Nothing to do with Mohammedanism being anti-Semitic. Perish the thought.
The Welsh, led by a terrorist organisation, try to kill people in Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire retaliates. Would these people be out marching in favour of Gloucestershire ceasing to retaliate, without ever mentioning the Welsh terrorists? Nothing to do with Mohammedanism being anti-Semitic. Perish the thought. Lord Palmerstone
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9:17pm Fri 1 Aug 14

The New Private Eye says...

Why do all the nutters choose Oxford for every cause imaginable to protest in, and bring our lives to a standstill. If they want to lobby parliament, then surely the place is Westminster or No10
Why do all the nutters choose Oxford for every cause imaginable to protest in, and bring our lives to a standstill. If they want to lobby parliament, then surely the place is Westminster or No10 The New Private Eye
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12:18am Sat 2 Aug 14

jdsami says...

Lord palmerstone......you stupid idiot! Use a dictionary next time😂😂
Lord palmerstone......you stupid idiot! Use a dictionary next time😂😂 jdsami
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3:19am Sat 2 Aug 14

Myron Blatz says...

Simple, New Private Eye - Oxford is conveniently 60 miles away from Westminster and London, our beloved Capital city! It's also about the fact that Oxford often 'tends to be a convenient focus point for radical left-wing political groups, often seemingly backed by some (if not all) of its Labour-led Oxford City Council, and students from Oxford, Oxford-Brookes and Ruskin. It's also very accessible - especially by rail and coach. Maybe another 'business opportunity' here for the Kassam to rent out the Stadium for easily containable and policed public demonstrations - like the Romans used amphitheatres?
Simple, New Private Eye - Oxford is conveniently 60 miles away from Westminster and London, our beloved Capital city! It's also about the fact that Oxford often 'tends to be a convenient focus point for radical left-wing political groups, often seemingly backed by some (if not all) of its Labour-led Oxford City Council, and students from Oxford, Oxford-Brookes and Ruskin. It's also very accessible - especially by rail and coach. Maybe another 'business opportunity' here for the Kassam to rent out the Stadium for easily containable and policed public demonstrations - like the Romans used amphitheatres? Myron Blatz
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9:40am Sat 2 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

jdsami wrote:
Lord palmerstone......you stupid idiot! Use a dictionary next time😂😂
I'm guessing from your pseudonym that you're from the lot that keep referring to "The Holly Prophet", so maybe you should keep a dictionary handy. But I'm glad you're only being mindlessly abusive; makes a change from the death threats.
[quote][p][bold]jdsami[/bold] wrote: Lord palmerstone......you stupid idiot! Use a dictionary next time😂😂[/p][/quote]I'm guessing from your pseudonym that you're from the lot that keep referring to "The Holly Prophet", so maybe you should keep a dictionary handy. But I'm glad you're only being mindlessly abusive; makes a change from the death threats. Lord Palmerstone
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