London UK, 11 January 2009 – With the death of close to 900 Palestinian martyrs and the continuing Israeli massacre in Gaza, thousands of Muslims marched to the Egyptian, Saudi and Syrian embassies in London demanding that Arab armies move to defend Gaza.
This was a second weekend of demonstrations organised by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain. At the rally before the March, speakers denounced the criminal collusion of the Muslim rulers who helped blockade Gaza, host meetings with the Israeli murderers and refuse to send their armies to defend the men, women and children of Gaza. The protesters made two demands 1) that the armies in the Muslim countries move to defend their brothers and sisters in Gaza immediately 2) that the treacherous Muslim rulers be removed and replaced by a Khalifah who will release the armies to liberate Palestine. Protesters were told to campaign relentlessly for these demands.
Protesters held banners and chanted slogans including ‘Arab Dictators collude with Israeli terrorism’, ‘Muslim Armies must defend Gaza’, ’Arab-Muslim rulers are traitors’, ‘Only the Khilafah will liberate Gaza’ and ‘Armies end the occupation, Jihad is your obligation’. The peaceful protest ended with a moving dua outside the Syrian embassy.