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Saturday, 3 January 2009

Demonstrators hurl shoes at Downing Street in day of global protest against Israeli attacks

Demonstrators demanding an end to Israeli airstrikes on Gaza hurled their shoes at the gates of Downing Street today during a wave of global protests.

Riot police were also pelted with missiles and fireworks as morethan 5,000 protesters descended on the Nazi fortress Israeli Embassy in London in the evening.

Earlier in the day, around 12,000 people marched through the centre of the capital, including singer Annie Lennox, former model Bianca Jagger and former mayor Ken Livingstone.

London protest

London: 1,000's pairs of shoes litter the protest route near Downing Street

Elsewhere in Britain, 5,000 demonstrators took to the streets in Manchester and 100's braved the cold in Edinburgh.

Paris held the world’s biggest protest, with 25,000 people showing up to condemn the NaziIsraeli offensive, which has killed at least 436 Palestinians since December 27th.

The death toll includes hundreds mainly women and children, according to Gaza medics. And almost 2,300 people have been wounded inside the territory.

Only four NazIsraelis have been killed by rocket attacks by anti Zionist Hamas