From the streets of London to Islamabad, Istanbul to Tokyo, millions of people around the world are holding demonstrating in support of a ceasefire in Gaza.
Gaza has come under heavy bombardment from Israel since Oct. 7, when the Israeli government declared war on Palestinian militant group Hamas after it launched a surprise attack on Israel.
In retaliation, Israel – which has illegally placed the Gaza Strip under a blockade for more than 16 years – has now ordered a “complete siege” of Gaza, stopping the entry of food, water, fuel, electricity and medicine to more than 2.2 million Palestinians as it continues to launch relentless airstrikes.
More than 8,000 Palestinians, including 3,000 children, have been killed in three weeks.
On Friday, Oct. 27, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire for humanitarian aid to enter.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected the calls for a ceasefire, saying it “this is a time for war”.
On Saturday Oct. 28, multiple protests were held around the world in support of Palestinians in Gaza.
In Istanbul, an estimated one million people gathered, while another half a million marched in London.
Huge protests were also held across the Middle East, from Jordan to Yemen, Europe, from Italy to Poland, and Asia, from Japan to India.