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Flag Market to see latest Preston for Palestine protest

Posted on - 7th May, 2024 - 10:13am | Author - | Posted in - Flag Market, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Lancashire Marches For Palestine rally at the Flag Market Pic: Blog Preston
The city saw its largest pro-Gaza protest yet in early March Pic: Blog Preston

An ’emergency rally’ is being held on the Flag Market to call for peace in Palestine.

The Children of the Ghetto and Preston For Palestine campaign groups are calling for people to join a solidarity rally in the city centre.

They are calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and it is the latest protest about the conflict to take place in the city.

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The rally is taking place on the Flag Market from 6pm on Tuesday (7 May).

It comes in the wake of hundreds of spoiled ballot papers with ‘No Ceasefire, No Vote’ in the local elections cast in a number of wards in the city – such as Deepdale and Fishwick & Frenchwood.

In March the city saw one of the largest marches in Lancashire’s history as an estimated 8,000 people marched from Deepdale to the Flag Market to demand a ceasefire.

Preston City Council has announced it is exploring a ‘friendship plan’ with a town in Gaza and the city’s Labour group has tabled motions committing to calling for a ceasefire.

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