Gaza genocide: Students in London protest over Israeli aggression in Rafah

The Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, England. [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

London residents staged protests against Israel’s military actions in Rafah, a city in southern Gaza housing 1.5 million displaced civilians. Citizens, students and Jewish activists have gathered on Tuesday to protest the genocide in Gaza.

Students from University College London gathered at their main campus in Bloomsbury, where they had recently established an encampment, joining similar demonstrations at universities across the Western world.

They displayed Palestinian flags and called for an end to Israeli attacks, urging an immediate cease-fire in Gaza while chanting slogans like “We are students. We won’t be silent. Stop the bombing now.”

Supporters outside the campus gates joined the rally. Later, a larger crowd protested outside the Prime Minister’s Office in Whitehall, criticising the UK’s support for Israel.

Among the attendees were pro-Palestinian Jewish activists who organised the protest in response to Israel’s evacuation order in Rafah. Protesters repeatedly called for a cease-fire.

The Israeli army announced control over the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing, with footage showing Israeli tanks and flags in the area. Currently, the death in Gaza genocide has crossed 35,000 and majority of the victims are women and children.

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