Birmingham news Free Palestine protesters storm Queensway Tunnel as major disruption hits city PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Scores of demonstrators on foot led vehicles through the Queensway Tunnel on the A38 during a 'go-slow' event to highlight the plight of Palestine
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Hundreds of Free Palestine protesters stormed a major city route during a rally in Birmingham - causing massive disruption to drivers. Supporters led vehicles through the Queensway Tunnel, on the A38, during a 'go-slow' event. The size of the group on foot later appeared to increase with shouting and chanting heard on Bristol Street. The rally was aimed at highlighting the plight of the Palestinians after an increase in violence in Israel. Those on foot waved the Palestine flag, while cars were kitted out with the same colours. The lively protest heard many drivers beeping their car horns. (Image: BirminghamLive) Motorists were advised to avoid Holloway Circus after the protest blocked the southbound carriageway earlier this afternoon. One of the protest organisers told gathered crowds: "Today we are going to behave like civilians and behave like normal people. We are not going to obstruct our local authority. "We are going to show that we can be good, humble Muslims.
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The Free Palestine demonstration where demonstrators led a slow march through Queensway Tunnel
"We are against the Israeli establishment." One protester Nabila Haq told BirminghamLive: “I’m here today to stand with the people of Palestine. "If (the attacks) it happened in America it would be labelled terrorism. But just because it happened in Palestine it’s not defined like that." Protest organisers had earlier urged people taking part not to block the path of ambulances.
Protesters kitted their cars out with the Palestine flag
West Midlands Ambulance Service also took to social media to warn protesters about the life-saving need to pass. It tweeted: "If you see an ambulance on blue lights and sirens, please let them through so that they can attend patients as quickly and safely as possible.
"When attending a life-threatening emergency, every second counts." The protest is the latest in the city following demonstrations in the city centre last weekend and on Tuesday evening.
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