Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in London to protest against Israel's counteroffensive in Gaza on Saturday. Reports of violent assaults, anti-Semitism, and destruction have marked the worldwide protests as Israel launched a ground invasion of Gaza on Thursday.
The London rally went from the prime minister's residence at 10 Downing Street across town to Kensington where the Israeli consulate is located.
This was the latest and one of the more peaceful demonstrations as rallies take place across the globe in recent days. In Turkey, both Ankara and Istanbul hosted massive demonstrations on Friday that required the mobilization of Turkish police.
As Reuters reported:
Early on Friday, Turkish riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters outside the Israeli mission in Istanbul, but did not intervene in Ankara, where windows of the ambassador's residence were smashed, local media reported.
"Die out murderer Jew" had been scrawled on the wall across from the consulate in Istanbul.
Following the demonstration, Israel announced it would reduce its diplomatic staff and blamed Turkish officials and security services for incitement as well as breaching diplomatic regulations.