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UPDATED: 07:20, July 23, 2006
Protests held cross Britain against Israeli attacks against Lebanon
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Protests against Israeli attacks on Lebanon are taking place cross Britain on Saturday.

Hundreds of thousands of people joined demonstrations in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Kirkcaldy, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.

The demonstrations came as the British and the U.S. governments continued to resist international pressure to back an immediate ceasefire and Israel looked set to escalate the conflict.

In London, demonstration included a march past the U.S. Embassy and a rally in Hyde Park.

The protests were organized by groups such as Stop The War Coalition and the Muslim Association of Britain. A spokesman for the protests said "Israel's war in Gaza and Lebanon is escalating into an international crisis which could soon engulf the whole region."

Meanwhile, a rally to show support of Israel's "right to defend itself" is being held in Kenton, to be held in Middlesex on Sunday by the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Henry Grunwald, president of the board, said "At a time when the situation in the Middle East is extremely precarious, we would like to send a message of support to the people of Israel."

Source: Xinhua

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