Thousands of pro-Palestine protesters marched in Washington, London and elsewhere on Saturday as part of a “global day of action” to demand an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza fighting and to oppose US and British support for Israel.
In Washington, large crowds waved Palestinian flags as the mostly young protesters, many wearing the traditional keffiyeh, gathered in a show of solidarity on the 99th day of the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip.
On a stage a few blocks from the White House, several Palestinian-Americans, originally from Gaza, but now living in US states from Michigan to Texas, offered emotional accounts of friends and relatives killed or wounded in Gaza.
London also saw its seventh pro-Palestinian demonstration since the October 7 attacks. Around 1,700 police were on duty to ensure security for the London protest.