Around 150 protestors turned out in cold and wet weather to show their support for Palestine in Blackburn town centre at the weekend.

It was the fourth demonstration in the town centre since the terror attack on October 7 which sparked the escalation in conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Over the past few weeks demonstrators have held a march which was attended by thousands as well as static protests.

The latest protest came a day after a march in London which saw coach-loads of people from Blackburn, Burnley and Accrington join thousands of others from across Britain, in what is believed to have been the largest demonstration since the Iraq war.

On Sunday, the Blackburn protest took place on the steps of the town hall where a number of speakers called for peace, for a ceasefire, and a stop to the killing of innocent women and children.

Thousands of Palestinian civilians have been killed in bombings in Gaza as Israel and Hamas do battle, after Israel mounted an offensive following the killing of hundreds of innocent Israelis by Hamas militants.

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Referring to the London march on Saturday, inter-faith worker Anjum Anwar said: "I have a lot of respect for the men and women in blue [the police].

"We live in a country where we can speak and this is not something we must not forget."

Speakers also spoke about how only a handful of councillors had turned up to the protest.

At one point, a member of the crowd unfurled a flag entitled ‘Armed Forces Day – Remembering Veterans’.

He was welcomed by fellow activists including former Conservative Cllr Tiger Patel, who posed to take pictures.

Lancashire Telegraph: Around 150 protestors braved the cold and wet weather to show their support for Palestine in

A number of bystanders shouted out their concerns over the protest being held on Remembrance Day and whether the protest was also ‘calling out killings by Hamas’.

Protestors then moved to the front of the Marks & Spencer store in King William Street, where they shouted pro-Palestine slogans and for businesses to stop ‘funding hate’.

Some people believe the company, which was founded in Leeds, West Yorkshire, by a Jewish refugee and a Yorkshireman in 1884, supported Zionism in its early days.

It has also long stocked products from Israel on its shelves.

Shoppers entering and leaving the store appeared to be a little bemused with what was going on.

Crowds later moved back to the Town Hall where people called for the killing on all sides to stop.

The protest passed peacefully, with people dispersing an hour after it had begun.