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Campaigners protest in Northampton town centre against Israeli air strikes in Gaza

Protestors agiants Israeli airstrikes gathered in Abington Street

Protestors agiants Israeli airstrikes gathered in Abington Street

Campaigners protesting against the Israeli air strikes in Gaza took to the streets of Northampton town centre on Sunday.

The protest was organised by Northampton Al-Bireh (Palestine) Friendship Association and the Friends of Northampton Arabic Community and campaigners held placards and chalked messages on Abington Street as part of the peaceful protest.

People from different communities in the town supported the event and signed a petition calling for an end to the conflict.

One of the protestors told the Chronicle & Echo: “We were trying to raise awareness within Northampton to let people know what’s happening.

“We are not prepared to stop, and we will continue the campaign. I’m pretty sure we will make a difference, and something will happen.”

Editor’s Note: An earlier online version of this story stated that it was organised by the Northampton Bangladeshi Organisation. This was incorrect. The event was organised by the Northampton Al-Bireh (Palestine) Friendship Association and the Friends of Northampton Arabic Community. The report also stated that protesters were shouting comments about the protest “as well as some anti-Muslim abuse”. This was incorrect. The anti-Muslim comments were made by passing members of the public against the protesters and not by anyone involved in the protest itself. We apologise for the errors and for any upset caused. In addition, we have been asked to clarify that the event was good-natured and peaceful and was attended by a mix of Muslim and non-Muslim families, as well as representatives of local authorities in Northampton.

 
 
 

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