Thousands join Palestine protest in Birmingham calling for a ceasefire with Jeremy Corbyn - picture gallery

Jeremy Corbyn joins Palestine protesters march from Sparkhill Park and Alum Rock to Birmingham city centre calling for a ceasefire

Flags waved and rallying calls were made for a ceasefire in Palestine as thousands took to the streets of Birmingham for the city’s ‘biggest demonstration’.

Campaigners with Birmingham Stop the War Coalition set off from Sparkhill Park at noon and walked through areas including Alum Rock and up the Stratford Road to St Martin’s Square near the Bullring yesterday (Saturday, January 20). Some reports said around 10,000 joined the protest.

Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn joined the rally and said “The Palestinian people must never be left alone and that’s why we’re here today. That is why there are demonstrations all over the world.”

The Birmingham demonstration took place as thousands of other people across the UK joined at least 40 other protests in cities from Bristol to Brighton, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and several areas of London.

Green Party deputy leader Zack Polanski said: “Stop the violence. The heartbreaking deaths of thousands of innocent people.” Another demonstration has already been organised in London for next Sunday.

Here's some photos from the biggest Palestine protest in Birmingham on Saturday:

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