Terence Bunch

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The Israeli flag is burned outside Downing Street. London. 3rd January 2009. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Solidarity with Gaza March to Israeli Embassy Protest. London. 3rd January 2009.

By Published Last Edited 2009-01-03 00:00:00

As Israel carries out its long planned invasion of Gaza, tens of thousands gather in London to voice their anger at the tragedy which will now take place in the region.

They gather at Embankment prior to marching to Parliament, along Whitehall and on to Trafalgar Square.

They are joined by British Jews, some who march with them and some who appear for other reasons.

After listening to speeches they then move onto the Israeli embassy at Kensington where police officers dressed in riot armour attempt to contain them in a small pen.

Tempers flare as the evening wears on but the crowd successfully make it to the gates of the embassy to continue their long running opposition to the one-sided conflict currently waged by ionists in Israel, the US and the UK.

London. 3rd January 2009.

A man stands at the head of the march making offensive gestures at the anti-war marchers as they pass by.

A man stands at the head of the march making offensive gestures at the anti-war marchers as they pass by.

A woman holds a banner comparing the current ionist operation in Gaza to the Warsaw Ghetto operated by the General government of Nazi Germany in Poland in 1941-1943. Another holds a placard illustrating the cause of the current conflict.

A woman holds a banner comparing the current ionist operation in Gaza to the Warsaw Ghetto operated by the General government of Nazi Germany in Poland in 1941-1943. Another holds a placard illustrating the cause of the current conflict.

A man walks past the British Parliament building with a placard demanding the Israeli government stop starving the Palestinian people.

A man walks past the British Parliament building with a placard demanding the Israeli government stop starving the Palestinian people.

A British Jewish woman holds a placard illustrating that common diaspora jews frequently do not support the actions of the Israeli government. In Israel these Jews are referred to as self-haters.

A British Jewish woman holds a placard illustrating that common diaspora jews frequently do not support the actions of the Israeli government. In Israel these Jews are referred to as self-haters.

A giant Palestinian flag covers the crowd as they arrive at the Israeli embassy.

A giant Palestinian flag covers the crowd as they arrive at the Israeli embassy.

An Israeli flag, decorated with an image of the outgoing US President George Bush, is burned outside the embassy.

An Israeli flag, decorated with an image of the outgoing US President George Bush, is burned outside the embassy.

Police realise they will be unable to control the crowd and revert to crowd control measures. The police are undermanned due to football fixtures taking place throughout London.

Police realise they will be unable to control the crowd and revert to crowd control measures. The police are undermanned due to football fixtures taking place throughout London.

Despite the police crowd control measures, the crowd successfully arrive at the gates to the Israeli embassy.

Despite the police crowd control measures, the crowd successfully arrive at the gates to the Israeli embassy.