Preston for Palestine march and rally to take place in city centre this weekend

Posted on - 20th May, 2021 - 8:50am | Author - | Posted in - Flag Market, Politics, Preston News
The Flag Market will play host to the rally Pic: Tony Worrall

A Preston for Palestine rally and march will take place to acknowledge the current conflict between Israel and Palestine.

The meeting point will be the Flag Market at 2pm on Saturday (22 May), with the march commencing at 2.30pm and the rally taking place at 3.15pm.

People are encouraged to bring their own posters and flags, and the event is referred to as ‘family friendly.’

Participants are asked to remain masked and stay socially distanced.

Naima Adam, one of the event organisers, said: “We’ve come together to stand in solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank and Jerusalem. We want the world to know that we cannot just stay silent when Israel continues to oppress an entire people through various means of aggression.

“We are holding this protest and rally in the hope that we can amplify the issue to those who may not be aware and also stands as a message to those who hold power that we are watching and we are holding them to account.”

Sir Mark Hendrick MP

Sir Mark Hendrick MP, who regretfully cannot attend the march, said: “Adults and childrens lives hang in the balance and I’m sure we can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to face the daily loss of life of the young and innocent, especially when we see our own children free to live, learn and play in peace.

“Many people have written to me and I have, to date, received around 1,300 emails calling for action. Rest assured, even without these email campaigns, this is an issue that is close to my heart and I will continue to pressure the government into driving forward actions to bring peace to the Palestinian people.”

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