Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This is London


Last Saturday, London proved once again to be the European capital: in 100.000 demonstrated against the latest onslaught that the Israeli government is carrying out against the powerless Palestinian population.

This hostile winter, temperatures below zero and the snow flakes of the early afternoon didn't deter London's multifaceted civil society from showing its condemnation to this modern age genocide. People from all walks of life marched united in values, and it was clear that London is by all means a cosmopolitan city.

At the demonstration I saw first-hand what the dissidence in London can do, how many people and especially young people, are socially aware and don't accept such atrocities. It's fair to say, however, that for this cause demonstrations have taken place all over Europe and for that, despite my usual reluctance to be on a single side, I can say that I'm proud to be European.

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