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Gaza Rally to Protest BBC: Pictures

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In London yesterday, hundreds of people gathered for a rally outside British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) offices, later swelling to thousands in a march through central London to protest the BBC’s wrong-headed refusal to broadcast a charity appeal to raise emergency funds for people in Gaza.

The crowd was addressed by speakers including Tony Benn, a former Labour cabinet minister, MP George Galloway, Salma Yaqoob, Jeremy Corbyn and Dave Crouch (Media Workers against War).

The Stop The War Coalition, which organised the march, estimates that the ban on broadcasting the appeal could cost up to $14 million in donations.

Click on thumbnails for larger images of the well-attended rally outside the BBC on Saturday 24 January. Selected photos via AFP and BD who has more. See also SU and LF‘s Flickr.

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This entry was posted on 25 January, 2009 by in BBC Watch, Gaza, Media, Palestine, UK and tagged , .

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