Hundreds of people turned up to protest at the Israeli bombing of Palestinians in Gaza.

A Huddersfield town centre rally on Friday evening drew 300 people – the largest in 10 years according to organisers from Huddersfield’s Stop The War Coalition.

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The large crowd assembled at Market Cross to listen to speeches – including a message direct from Gaza – and join a march around the town centre.

Organiser June Jones said: “This is by the far the biggest rally we’ve seen in Huddersfield in a long, long time.

“Huddersfield’s Muslim community turned up to show their anger at what’s going on. It’s so blatantly criminal what’s going on – it’s absolutely wicked, everybody recognises it.

“While Palestine is under the heal of Israel nobody can be free in the Middle East.”

More than £1,000 was collected by demonstrators which will be donated to charity Medical Aid for Palestine.

Another protest is being held at 5pm Dewsbury Town Hall today.

Ring 07793 841749 for information.

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