IN PICTURES: Palestine solidarity march in Derry city centre

Local people marched through the city centre on Saturday and attended a rally in solidarity with the people of Palestine following the violence this week.

Sunday, 16th May 2021, 9:47 am
Hundreds of people gathered in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 026

According to reports the death toll in Palestine has now risen to over 140 including dozens of children, while reports from Israel say 10 people have been killed there, including two children.

Protesters gathered in Guildhall Square, many holding aloft banners and a number of political and rights activists addressed those gathered, speaking out against violence and in solidarity with the people of Gaza and Palestine.

(Photos: George Sweeney / Derry Journal)

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Some of the large attendance at the rally in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 032
Protester with Israeli flags tied to his shoes during the rally in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, calling for an end to the violence against the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 036
Protesters make their along Shipquay Street, on Saturday afternoon last, during a rally, organised by the Derry IPSC, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS - 016
Protesters make their along Shipquay Street, on Saturday afternoon last, during a rally in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS -17
Shahin Moore, aged 3, attended the protest in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 018
A Palestinian flag waved alongside the Irish tri-colour, in the Guildhall Square, at Saturday afternoon‘s rally in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 019
Sameh, from Egypt, waves a Palestinian flag during Saturday afternoon‘s rally, at Guildhall Square, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 020
Veteran civil rights campaigner Eamonn McCann attended Saturday afternoon‘s rally, at Guildhall Square, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 021
THE director of the Pat Finucane Centre Paul O'Connor pictured at Saturday afternoon‘s rally, at Guildhall Square, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 022
Colum Eastwood MP attended Saturday afternoon‘s rally, at Guildhall Square, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 023
Colr. Gary Donnelly speaking at the rally in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, calling for an end to the violence against the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 024
Protester at the rally in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 027
Sameh addresses the crowd at the rally in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 038
Lilian Seenoi Barr, North West Migrants Forum Director of Programmes, speaking at the rally in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, calling for an end to the violence against the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 037
Mary Durkan addresses the rally in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 028
Derry Trades Union Council in attendance at the rally in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, calling for an end to the violence against the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 031
Colr. Shaun Harkin addresses the rally in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, calling for an end to the violence against the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 034
Protester with placard at the rally in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, calling for an end to the violence against the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 035
Protesters the rally in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 040
Locals joined the rally in Guildhall Square, on Saturday afternoon last, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2119GS – 041