Thursday 9 November 2023

Candlelit vigil at Kilburn station calls for a ceasefire in Gaza and an end to the deaths of so many children


Photo: Pete Firmin

A candlelight vigil was held in Kilburn yesterday 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.
The vigil was organised jointly by Brent and Harrow Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Brent Friends of Palestine. 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.



The National March for Palestine: Ceasefire Now assembles Hyde Park at 12 noon on Saturday and marches to the US Embassy in Nine Elms, avoiding the Westminster area. Details of meeting up points for local people from


The Palestine Trauma Clinic after the bombing


As Brent Friends of Palestine  don't have a website if you would to to donate to the rebuilding  it is more straightforward to go direct to the Palestine Trauma Centre UK website to donate ..

You might  also like to  have a look at the PTC UK online Gallery, ' Gaza: On the Inside; From the Inside' which was put on the website just before October 7th. It has some amazing photographs.


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