Tens of thousands demonstrate in Irish capital in support of Palestine

Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a major demonstration for Palestine in Dublin.

People travelled from across Ireland to take part in the National Demonstration event in the Irish capital.

Organisers the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign said it was the fourth such national mobilisation since March.

They have called for an end to Israel’s action in Gaza and for the Irish government to “take action to hold Israel accountable”.

Crowds gathered at Parnell Square before a procession across the city centre to the Department of Foreign Affairs, where there were speeches and performances of Irish and Palestinian music.

Banners read “Freedom and justice for Palestine”, and others called for a ceasefire in Gaza now.

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett was among the speakers.

He said that no Irish politician should shake hands with US President Joe Biden because of the administration’s stance on Gaza and Israel and because of his support for Israel.

Events organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign also took place at a number of other places on Saturday, including Cork, Ennis, Armagh and Waterford.

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