Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters march in London and demand UK call for ceasefire

Thousands of people took to the streets of London on Saturday and demanded the U.K. government call for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. 

Aerial footage showed large crowds setting off on the march organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, with the protest due to end outside the Houses of Parliament after passing Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Downing Street office.

Sunak's government has called for a humanitarian pause in Israel's relentless attacks on the Gaza Strip but, like the Biden administration, has not called for a ceasefire. Britain has echoed Washington in standing by Israel's right to self-defense after the brutal Hamas terrorist attack on Oct. 7, in which some 1,400 Israelis were murdered, mostly civilians. 

"The superpowers at play are not doing enough at the moment. This is why we're here: we're calling for a ceasefire, calling for Palestinian rights, the right to exist, to live, human rights, all our rights," protester Camille Revuelta told Reuters.

"This is not about Hamas. This is about protecting Palestinian lives," she added.

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