About 100,000 protesters join pro-Palestinian march through London

October 23, 2023

LONDON (Reuters) -About 100,000 people joined a pro-Palestinian demonstration in central London on Saturday, marching through the British capital to demand an immediate ceasefire in Gaza following the Hamas attack on Israel two weeks ago. Chanting "Free Palestine", holding banners and waving Palestinian flags, the protesters moved through London before massing at Downing Street, the official residence and office of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak . Police estimated 100,000 people had taken part in the "National March for Palestine" demonstration, organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. The protest was mostly peaceful, and police said they had made 10 arrests. (Reporting by Michael Holden and Yann Tessier; Editing by Ros Russell and Daniel Wallis)