(CTN News) – As the 100-day mark approaches on Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people are demonstrating against Israel’s war in Gaza on streets around the globe.
On Saturday, protesters flocked to various locations worldwide, including the UK, Malaysia, South Africa, and Indonesia, among others. Other countries that also saw demonstrations were Pakistan, Greece, Japan, and Italy.
Protesters are gathering for what Palestinian health officials are calling a “global day of action for Palestine” to put a stop to the violence that has so far claimed the lives of 23,843 and injured over 60,317.
Protesters gathered outside the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur to voice their disapproval of Israel’s ally, which has blocked multiple UN resolutions requesting a truce in hostilities.
Our team has spoken to people who have come here to demonstrate sympathy with the Palestinians. ‘Stop the genocide’ and ‘Bombing children is not self-defence’ are among of the signs people are holding up, according to Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi out of Kuala Lumpur.
With Palestinian and Indonesian flags in the wind and placards reading “Boycott Israel” and “Ceasefire Now,” thousands of protesters converged outside the US embassy in Jakarta.
Supported by South Africa’s lawsuit of genocide against Israel in the International Court of Justice this week, protesters gathered outside the US consulate in Johannesburg for a rally.
According to Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller, several individuals in the audience levelled accusations of “complicity in the bombardment of the Palestinian people” at the United States, which has provided Israel with thousands of tonnes of military weaponry since the war began.
Thousands of people encircled central London. The injustice in Gaza is what the demonstrators are outraged about, according to Jeanine Hourani, a member of the Palestine Youth Movement who is attending the march.
“We have been taking to the streets every week since October 7,” she told Al Jazeera, adding that the majority of Britons want an end to the fighting, but that their representatives “have continued to fund and support the genocide.”
There will be no letup in our demonstrations or pressure tactics until Palestine is liberated, she declared.
On Saturday afternoon, further demonstrations started in many American cities, including Washington, DC.