October 28, 2009
63 charged over London Gaza protest
Police charges London demonstrators against Israel’s war on Gaza at turn of year.
LONDON – A total of 63 people have been charged over demonstrations in London against Israel’s military offensive against Gaza at the turn of the year, police said Tuesday.
The group, most of whom are young men aged between 17 and 30, will appear before West London Magistrates Court on October 29 and 30, police said.
They are mainly charged with public order offenses.
Thousands of people marched through London in January before the demonstration spilled into clashes involving police and protesters outside the Israeli embassy.
The 22-day Israeli war erupted on December 27, 2008, and left 1,400 Palestinians (mainly civilians, a third of whom children) and 13 Israelis dead.