LONDON, United Kingdom – It was billed as the biggest protest in London since the Stop the War Coalition marched against the invasion of Iraq. In the end the predictions of one million protesters proved to be fantasy, and some campaigners openly expressed their love for Gaza-based terrorist outfit Hamas.
The crowd assembled at an empty Israeli Embassy, as the diplomats do not work on Saturdays, and marched towards an empty Parliament, which is currently on recess. This was the perfect analogy for the hollowness of London’s Gaza (or pro-Hamas) protest this weekend.
Many of the protesters managed to walk past the heavily guarded Israeli Embassy without even noticing where they were. Perhaps their failure to notice the Embassy could be attributed to the presence of a stage which was used by a variety of hard left speakers including the bandwagon class warrior Owen Jones.
Jones talked about a “hierarchy of death” in which he claimed the life of a Jew was considered more important than that of a Palestinian. The crowds cheered and waved their banners, most of which had been supplied by the Socialist Workers Party – Britain’s hard left outfit which celebrated the death of Margaret Thatcher.
The activists were keen to avoid discussing the thorny issue of the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel. Instead they chanted things like: “1,2,3,4, Occupation No More” and “5,6,7,8 Israel is the terrorist state.” Then they went on to a familiar classic: “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”; a reference to wiping out the State of Israel, and relates to the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the River Jordan – better known as the Jewish state.
Protesters handed out a variety of leaflets, from a mind boggling array of left-wing groups, reminiscent of the famous “People’s front of Judea” from the Monty Python sketches.
Some wanted to “Cut War Not Welfare” despite Britain not being at war with anyone. Another was “opposing fracking, supporting strikes”, even though these two subjects have nothing to do with the situation in Gaza. Another still was angry that NATO was holding a conference in Wales.
In a deeply sinister twist some protesters openly shouted about their love of the terrorist group Hamas. Breitbart London recorded this video of a female activist shouting that “we are all Hamas”:
Whilst few people in the crowd joined in, no one stopped her, suggesting they did not disagree with her pro-terrorist stance.