OXFORD has a proud history of protests, demonstrations and marches.

This week, several local members of the Extinction Rebellion group got themselves arrested joining climate demonstrations in London.

But in 2002, it was the city branch of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign who were marching for justice.

Dozens of group members and other supporters joined a march on April 27 that year from Cowley Road into the city centre after the so-called 'Battle of Jenin' in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank on April 1–11.

Israel Defense Forces entered the camp after Israel reported that it had 'served as a launch site for numerous terrorist attacks'.

An estimated 54 Palestinians and 23 IDF soldiers were killed.

The Oxford demonstration in support of Palestinians was, by comparison, peaceful.