A candlelight vigil organised by Brent and Harrow Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Brent Friends of Palestine was held in Kilburn this week calling for a ceasefire in the current conflict.
The names of Israeli and Gazan children killed in the conflict were read out, interspersed with poetry. A minute’s silence for all the victims ended the hour long vigil.
A collection was made for the Palestine Trauma Centre, a charity supported by Brent Friends of Palestine, whose building has been destroyed by nearby bombing. The charity works with children traumatised by the ongoing situation.
A spokesperson for Brent and Harrow PSC said: “With the child death toll rising daily many Brent and Harrow residents have been horrified by the pictures coming out of Gaza and feel a desperate need to do something about the situation.
“Bringing people together to respect the child victims and emphasise their humanity by naming them and their ages, was a moving act of empathy and solidarity. The call for a ceasefire was heartfelt from a peaceful crowd that represented the diversity of Brent.
“We will be joining hundreds of thousands on Saturday at the march to the US Embassy calling for a ceasefire. The killing of innocent children must end”