BBC News 24 has been treating viewers to an ongoing all-afternoon account of today’s protest in London.
Tens of thousands of people were marching. There was a veritable sea of Palestinian flags. We are all Hamas now. Banners with “victory to the intifada.”
“Stop the War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Friends of Al Aqsa, British Muslim Initiative, Muslim Association of Britain, Palestinian Forum in Britain."
It was a quiet, peaceful protest according to several of the participants, apart from the hysterical individuals who screeched ill-informed slogans at the cameras as if their lives depended on it.
Mark Sanders has been interviewing some of the participants throughout the afternoon.
Specially featured and highlighted on the website is a rant from man of the 60s Tariq Ali. He was crowing about Israeli spectators whom he said cheered as they watched rockets exploding in Gaza in the distance. Much more likely that they were cheering as the iron dome intercepted in-bound rockets fired from Gaza; whatever they were cheering, it pales beside the celebrations that take place in Gaza every time they smell the blood of Jews. So, sorry Tariq, that’s a dumb thing to say. Along with the rest of your old fashioned rant.
Also featured was an interview with Jenny Tonge, who reminded us that she’s still a Liberal Democrat. She said nothing new, nothing original, nothing logical, but she seemed pretty pleased with herself anyway.
There was a clip of Diane Abbott at a sort of podium, whipping up more crowd rage. I didn’t listen.
The BBC can be very proud of its influence. It should marvel at the hatred it’s managed to stir up. Look on my works ye mighty and despair. Not only the hatred, but the bigotry, the misinformation and the virulent antisemitic fervour.
The BBC calls them protesters. One man’s protester is another man’s bigot.