Anwar e Madina, Falkirk Islamic Centre and Rainbow Muslim Women's Group were among those involved in the peace rally in Falkirk town centre. Picture: Michael Gillen.
Anwar e Madina, Falkirk Islamic Centre and Rainbow Muslim Women's Group were among those involved in the peace rally in Falkirk town centre. Picture: Michael Gillen.

In Pictures: Falkirk stands in solidarity with Palestine during peace rally

A peace rally was held in Falkirk town centre as the area showed its support for the victims of the recent violence in Palestine.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 4:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 2:07 pm

The #FalkirkStandsWithPalestine event was organised by the Central Scotland Regional Equality Council, Al Masaar SCIO and Falkirk Central Mosque.

Protesters gathered in High Street and at the town’s bandstand on Saturday to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people after more than 200 of its citizens were killed by Israeli forces.

The rally also marked the official launch of the Falkirk branch of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (Falkirk SPSC).

The event's compere was human rights activist Muna Ausat, a founding member of Falkirk SPSC and secretary of the Falkirk Muslim Forum.

Among the other key organisations which supported the peace rally were Falkirk Central Mosque, Falkirk Islamic Centre, the Rainbow Muslim Women’s Grown and the Falkirk Muslim Community Club 55 and Over.

The event was also attended by the Antonine Friendship Link, Falkirk Trades Union Council and the Central Scotland EIS Union.

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