THE campaign for a ceasefire in Gaza steps up a significant gear with a major all-Wales march and rally in Cardiff on Saturday 25 November. It will be held on Cardiff Central Square at 1pm. This is adjacent to the central railway station.
A coalition – Wales for a Free Palestine – has been formed of groups including PSC calling for justice for Palestinians and a ceasefire in Gaza. Together, we have organised the event, set to be one of the largest the capital has seen.
Several Palestinian speakers – including Sumayya Ahmed (Palestine Social Club, Chair) and Lujane Conibear will lead the call for justice in Gaza and for an immediate ceasefire
Cardiff singer Charlotte Church will perform at the rally and call for solidarity with Palestine
numerous other speakers will add their voices for an end to the bloodshed and calls for a ceasefire. They include:
Senedd members Peredur Owen Griffiths (Plaid Cymru) and Jenny Rathbone (Welsh Labour), PSC honorary president Betty Hunter, Mairéad Canavan (NEU Wales Executive member), Natasha Hirst (NUJ President), Marianne Owens (PCS Chair), and speakers from other unions and faith organisations to be confirmed
the all-Wales Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign will be launched at the rally.
Maggie Morgan, Chair of Cardiff Palestine Solidarity Campaign, says: “The aim of the rally is to build on the Senedd vote and general public outcry at the current Israeli massacre of innocent civilians, including children, in Gaza. We want to establish Cymru as a nation that stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people and acknowledges Israel’s apartheid.”
The Senedd passed a ceasefire motion on 8 November 2023, making the Welsh parliament one of only three reported to have voted for a ceasefire in Gaza in western Europe. The parliaments of Ireland and Catalonia did so in October.