IP - The organizers of this rally said that some 250,000 people attended the demonstration, a gathering many describe as a "very sizable turnout".

Iran PressEurope: On Saturday 18th May, hundreds of thousands of protestors mobilized for the 14th National Demonstration in the United Kingdom since the start of the war in Gaza, in the British capital of London — organized by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Stop the War Coalition, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Muslim Association of Britain and Palestinian Forum in Britain.

It is the 14th major demonstration since Israel staged a relentless war on Gaza in October 2023.

Today’s demonstration marked the 76th anniversary of the Palestinian ‘Nakba’, or ‘Catastrophe’ — when over 750,000 Palestinians were violently displaced from their homeland, with the creation of the ‘State of Israel’ in 1948, and over 500 villages and cities in Palestine were ethnically cleansed and eradicated by Zionist militias.

The demonstration begins in White Hall, very close to Downing Street, the home and office of the prime minister.

It’s associated with the Nakba, or the “catastrophe”, as Palestinians call it.

Organizers and attendees Iran Press spoke to told us that the Nakba is “ongoing” and that the current genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza is indicative of the inalienable need and right under international law for Palestinians to return to their homeland.

Protestors began their march in London at the headquarters of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), in Portland Place — as protesters hold the British state-sponsored news channel to be complicit in Israel’s propaganda throughout the ongoing war against the Palestinian people. The demonstrators ended their march at White Hall, where the British Parliament is located.

Protesters call for the right to return Palestinians to their homes. Israel after the 1948 Israeli- Arab war prevented Palestinian refugees from returning to their homes and occupied the West Bank and Golan Heights.

Protesters also called for an end to arms sales from Britain to Israel as the war continues, and repeated calls for an end to the war.

Protesters demand that the UK Government, and their elected Members of Parliament, call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza and an end to the current genocide which has taken the lives of over 35,000 Palestinians.