Over 50,000 people joined the STOP THE WAR protest in London on Saturday 3rd January 2009 . After marching to Trafalgar Square and listening to the speakers a huge crowd marched to the Israeli Embassy.
Celebrities and politicians have called for an end to Israel's bombardment of the Gaza strip. Annie Lennox, Alexei Sayle, Ken Livingstone, Bianca Jagger and George Galloway spoke at a press conference organised by the British Muslim Initiative.
There is a humanitarian crisis. It's impossible to say how many innocent women, innocent children and innocent babies are being caught up in this conflict, who are being maimed and killed. This offensive must stop. –
United Nations spokesperson
Over 300 people attended our London meeting on the US election, Economic crisis and the war. Speakers included Tony Benn, Guardian journalist Jonathan Steele, former Guantanamo Bay internee Moazzam Begg and StWC Convenor Lindsey German.