Manchester Greens were among thousands of protestors on the streets of the city today, calling for an end to the bombardment of the Palestine people by the Israeli military, and a lifting of the siege of Gaza.
Turnout on the march was impressive, particularly given the short notice and the fact that there was a national demomnstration in London at the same time.
At a rally in Albert Square a broad range of speakers condemned the Israeli assault which has killed well over 400 men, women and children in Gaza over the past week with the tacit support of the US Government and its western allies.
Amongst those on the platform in Manchester was lead European Election candidate for the Green Party, Peter Cranie.
Peter said ‘You will never achieve peace by overwhelming military force; you will never achieve peace by the crushing of a civilian population. We call for world leaders like Barack Obama and Gordon Brown to work for peace and for justice for the Palestinian people.’