Pro-Palestine protest at Birmingham New Street as 200 sit-in train station and call for a ceasefire

Dozens of pro-Palestine protesters stage sit-in at Birmingham New Street during evening rush hour tonight (Wednesday, November 15)

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Around 200 Pro-Palestinian protesters are staging a sit in at Birmingham New Street train station this evening (Wednesday, November 15).

British Transport Police (BTP) said that neither services nor operations were impacted by the demonstration. Commuters expressed surprise at seeing the huge number of seated people waving placards and calling for a ceasefire as trouble continues in Israel and Gaza.

A spokesperson for BTP said: “There are currently around 200 protesters carrying out a sit-in protest at Birmingham New Street station.  The operations of the station are not impacted and passengers are able to access services as normal. Our officers are present to ensure safety of the public.”

A similar protest was held on November 2 at New Street where dozens of Pro-Palestine demonstrators staged a sit in for around an hour. No train services were affected during the demonstration.

The protesters, could be seen holding Palestinian flags and chanting “ceasefire now” and “free Palestine” in response to the ongoing violence. Birmingham city centre is busy with visitors to the Frankfurt Christmas Market, ice rink and Centenary Square and the Christmas in Cathedral Square Market officially opens this evening.