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Al-Quds Day demonstration in London, August 2011

Al-Quds Day demonstration in London, August 2011

Hundreds of British nationals, including Muslims and anti-war activists, prepare to take part in the annual Al-Quds Day demonstration in London in support of the Palestinian resistance against the Zionist regime of Israel. The demonstration, which is organized by the Quds Committee this year, will be held on Friday August, 2, at Portland Place, outside BBC Radio theatre between 3pm to 7pm. According to Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), the theme for this year’s demonstration will be the liberation of Palestine. People are expected to join the event from all over the country to show their solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian nation and to voice their anger at the policies of the Israeli regime and its allies. Many organizations, including Stop the War Coalition, the Muslim Council of Britain, Friends of Lebanon, Innovative Minds, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods and IHRC, will support Al-Quds Day 2013 Demonstration in London. In August 1979, the late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day, calling on Muslims across the world to mark the annual occasion by holding street rallies. Millions of people around the world take to the streets on this day in a show of support for the people of Palestine, demanding an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. MOS/HE