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Hundreds of thousands march for Gaza as world demands ceasefire

Demonstrations took place across the world on Saturday to mark the 100th day of Israel’s bombardment and military assault on the people of the Gaza Strip that have now claimed the lives of nearly 24,000 Palestinians. In London, as many as 500,000 people marched on Parliament Square to demand an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Protesters condemned UK government’s support of Israel’s “genocidal” onslaught and warned against a wider regional war.

Marches and demonstrations happened in several Indian cities in response to the global call.

“This Global Day of Action, from Australia through to Asia, Europe and the Americas, is the first coordinated, international movement against the war being waged by Israel on the Palestinian people,” said Gaza Global Day of Action organizers ahead of the demonstration.

“It will send a powerful message not just to the Israelis but to the Western powers who are backing them that the public say ‘not in our name.'”

In Dublin, organizers of a march that saw more than 100,000 march through city streets called it the largest rally for Palestinian rights in Irish history.

In the United States, tens of thousands marched in Washington, D.C. to denounce the Israeli onslaught as well as their own government’s complicity in the carnage. Meanwhile, in Indonesia, thousands gathered outside the U.S. embassy in Jakarta to condemn the ongoing “genocide” in Gaza perpetrated by Israel with the backing of the U.S. government and other Western allies.

Large protests were also held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as well as in the South African cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg.

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