New form of protest – Shoe throwing!
People all over the world are protesting against the Israel’s aggression over innocent people. Everyone is showing their anger and disapproval in their own way. People of Islamabad held a peaceful protest in the city on friday 2nd jan 2009. Today people of England are protesting but they are living in a democratic society for years and are more organized in their protest.
A series of demonstrations are taking place across the UK to try and stop the Israeli air strikes on Gaza. The protests are being held at 18 locations including Portsmouth, Manchester, Hull, London and Glasgow. They come after several days of smaller demonstrations around the country, including outside the Israeli Embassy in Kensington, west London.Thousands of protesters marched towards Trafalgar Square chanting slogans “Free, free Palestine” and “Israel terrorists”. On Whitehall, a number threw shoes at the gates of Downing Street, echoing the protest of an Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush. No one can question these heads of the states of countries like UK, USA, France but now they can face a harmless attack , with a shoe! This can not kill someone but sends a loud a clear message.
Lyndsey German, of the Stop the War Coalition, said Israel’s actions were not “a defence measure”. She said there would be “tens of thousands” of people in London alone and this “is just the start of the campaign”. “If there is an invasion of Gaza, as looks likely, by the Israeli army, if the blockade continues with people suffering from shortages of food and medicine, then I think this will grow. “This is Israel being aggressive, this is Israel attacking one and a half million people who already live in great poverty, in great difficulty.”