Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in thousands have come to the streets of London, demanding an end to Israel’s assaults on Gaza. Police expect a similar turnout to the about 100,000 protesters who marched with similar demands in the capital last weekend.

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Manchester and Glasgow are among the other UK locations where similar demonstrations are anticipated.

Three weeks after Hamas launched an attack on Israeli land, these protests align with Israel’s ongoing military operations.

Signs that said “Free Palestine, end the Israeli occupation” and “Gaza, stop the massacre” were held by crowds close to the Golden Jubilee Bridge. A sound system led chants like “Stop arming Israel. Along with the slogans “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” “Stop bombing Gaza,” and “We are all Palestinian.”

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The “river to the sea” cry had previously been interpreted by Home Secretary Suella Braverman and police chiefs as a “declaration of a violent intent to witness Israel obliterated from the world.”

Large crowds are expected to assemble along the Embankment, Whitehall, Strand, Westminster, and Waterloo Bridges, according to the Metropolitan Police. To handle the situation, more than 1,000 officers have been sent in.

A pro-Palestinian demonstration drew hundreds of participants in Manchester outside the Central Library in St. Peter’s Square.

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Regional Mayor Andy Burnham joined the chorus of people around the world calling for “a cessation of hostilities from all parties and for the hostages to be safely released” on Friday.

Ten people were detained in protests in London last weekend. Later, a video of a pro-Palestinian demonstrator yelling “jihad” during a smaller demonstration next to the main march went viral online. However according to the Metropolitan Police, they “had not identified any offenses arising from the specific clip.”