Thousands take part in Belfast rally for Gaza
THOUSANDS of people have taken part in a rally in Belfast supporting Palestinians under fire in Gaza and calling for a boycott of Israeli goods.
The protest took place on Saturday as similar rallies were held across Ireland and the UK, calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, where it is estimated up to 13,000 people have been killed as a result of Israel's response to a Hamas attack that killed 1,200 mostly civilians.
Among groups taking part in the Belfast rally was the Belfast-Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
Around 3,000 people marched from Writer's Square opposite St Anne's Cathedral to the headquarters of the Northern Ireland Office in Chichester Street.
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Meanwhile, thousands also took part in a rally on Saturday in Dublin, during which protestors staged a sit-in at the Department of Foreign Affairs headquarters at St Stephen's Green.
In Cork, thousands of pro-Palestinian campaigners took part in a march for the sixth Saturday in a row.
Meanwhile, over 100 demonstrations were held on Saturday in Britain, including in London's Camden area, where participants held a protest at the constituency office of Labour leader Kier Starmer over his support for Israel.