Plenty of middle eastern news teams present.
Jews supporting Palestine and against zionism.
Tensions running high.
Standing on barriers immediately in front of cops.
Later, after I had escaped from the centre stage crush, several of the front line cops had their caps snatched which were shortly afterwards demonstrated to be quite flammable amongst the crowd. Always worth knowing I suppose. During the time that I was there, I didn't see the cops doing anything outrageously bad though I couldn't be looking everywhere at once of course. Also I didn't notice any in riot gear though there could have been hundreds dressed and waiting in wagons in the surrounding streets. Maybe they'd realised they had acted too brutally the day before though it can be rare for the cops to learn anything positive.
On the news when I returned home, the regime of psychopaths that run Israel had today been continuing their cowardly, brutal and wholly disproportionate attacks on Palestinian civilians and militants alike. Lines of American supplied tanks were shown amassing along the border ready for a ground invasion. While Israel continues to commit war crimes and internationally illegal collective punishment with impunity in this way, I would urge everyone to get over to the embassy and protest every day. It's fairly abhorrent that we tolerate having an Israeli embassy at all. Any other country acting in this manner might expect to have diplomatic ties severed and their embassy closed but Israel, as always is a special case. Today the protest of about 1000 people appeared to be made up of about 90% Middle Eastern origin people and only about 10% traditional British looking people. I know many of you who read Indymedia are still on holiday until after the new year so there really is little excuse not to go there. And don't be put off by the cold weather either, you stay as warm as toast in crowds that dense! Also please do write lobbying letters to your MPs and other organisations as described in the Indymedia feature article.