Peaceful rally in Palestine held in downtown Slough
Hundreds of people gathered in Slough on Sunday afternoon for a peaceful rally in support of Palestine.
The Slough Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC) visited Upton Court Park on Sunday 23 May to call for international action to support Palestinians affected by the recent unrest in the region.
People showed their solidarity with Palestine by holding placards and banners with Palestinian flags.
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Participants joined in chants of “Free Palestine” and held up signs in support of the regions.
A SPSC spokesperson said: “Never seen such a turnout at a local protest, people came from all over Slough and there was a powerful fusion of religious and secular freedom movements in # Palestine Thank you to everyone who walked the path from Upton Court to Empire Cinema, then to the Slough Borough Council building.
“Dr Lateef, Shaista, Preston, Sue and others gave fantastic speeches, and I was honored to request to say a few words as well. Slough & East Berks PSC and the organizers of a separate march finished by merging the Main Street, but the Palestine Solidarity Campaign is known for its strong alliances and we see ourselves as carrying on this tradition!
“Hopefully this unprecedented pressure in the United States (from the most prominent Jewish politician in history and the very first Palestinian congressman to begin with) ends up working in our favor.”
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