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Candlelight vigil unites Brent and Harrow Palestine Solidarity Campaign for urgent ceasefire plea

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”

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