Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

As the march ends at Pall Mall for a rally, Jewish Rabbis and Iranian Clerics stand united beside each other. London. 13th September 2009. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Al Quds March and Rally Solidarity with Palestine and Gaza. London, UK. 13th September 2009.

By Published Last Edited 2009-09-13 00:00:00

At Londons Marble Arch, around 1000 Al Quds marchers including religious scholars, clerics and Rabbis gather together to hold the annual Al Quds march and rally to present themselves alongside those oppressed around the world including those struggling with the ongoing Israeli blockade of Gaza, now known as Al Quds day.

They march from Marble Arch through London ending at Pall Mall where they listen to speakers outlining the current situation in Gaza, the divisive influence of ionism in Israel and a new emergent actor in the form of so called British fascists.

Earlier, the Al Quds marchers encounter a small group of white male counter protesters holding English flags decorated with a single red rose. The so called fascists are part of a group calling themselves the English Defence League (EDL) and are part of a wider emerging tactic, recently qualified by the Communites Secretary John Denham, which is designed to decamp the domestic population from their natural Anti-War sentiments over the continued occupation of Afghanistan.

The tactic is part of a wider strategy being played out in the United States and is defined as primarily existential in nature. However, the presentation misfires immediately signalling that Britains involvement in the War on Terror has now formally entered the pre-amble to general strategic failure.

Parliament, London, 13th September 2009.

A male muslim man holds a placard of a young child who has fallen victim to the Israeli seige on Gaza.

A male muslim man holds a placard of a young child who has fallen victim to the Israeli seige on Gaza.

Metropolitan Forward Intelligence Team (FIT) officers attempt to photograph members of the march as it heads off from Marble Arch and through London. The intelligence gathering officers are a depressing symbol of Britains continued descent into rascism as a result of the wayward so called War on Terror still being incorrectly waged by the now exhausted British Government.

Metropolitan Forward Intelligence Team (FIT) officers attempt to photograph members of the march as it heads off from Marble Arch and through London. The intelligence gathering officers are a depressing symbol of Britains continued descent into rascism as a result of the wayward so called War on Terror still being incorrectly waged by the now exhausted British Government.

A Rabbi holds up a large placard calling attention to the failure of modern ionism and its undermining of Israeli national identity and security.

A Rabbi holds up a large placard calling attention to the failure of modern ionism and its undermining of Israeli national identity and security.

A young boy holds up an image of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Iranians have been empowered by the UK and US intervention in both Iraq and Afghanistan, leaving the British and Americans seriously weakened on the international stage.

A young boy holds up an image of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Iranians have been empowered by the UK and US intervention in both Iraq and Afghanistan, leaving the British and Americans seriously weakened on the international stage.

Two clerics discuss matters as they walk through the streets of London.

Two clerics discuss matters as they walk through the streets of London.

As the march reaches Piccadilly Circus, they encounter so called British Fascists, one of whom, holds up the National flag of England emblazoned with a single red rose, the idolic symbol of the British Labour party. The presentation of these so called fascists is part of a wider provisional tactic employed by the British Government as a result of it losing control of domestic public opinion over the War on Terror and the continuing occupation of Afghanistan.

As the march reaches Piccadilly Circus, they encounter so called British Fascists, one of whom, holds up the National flag of England emblazoned with a single red rose, the idolic symbol of the British Labour party. The presentation of these so called fascists is part of a wider provisional tactic employed by the British Government as a result of it losing control of domestic public opinion over the War on Terror and the continuing occupation of Afghanistan.

Jewish Rabbis walk passed the so called fascists and continue onwards.

Jewish Rabbis walk passed the so called fascists and continue onwards.

Rabbi Ahron Cohen talks to the crowd about Israels past, present and future and discusses the negative role that ionists, also known as the lost children of Israel, has played in its fortunes.

Rabbi Ahron Cohen talks to the crowd about Israels past, present and future and discusses the negative role that ionists, also known as the lost children of Israel, has played in its fortunes.