Nottingham Gaza protest at BBC [Full report]
The protesters had various concerns about the BBC's coverage of the recent assault on Gaza. Besides the DEC controversy, they contend that BBC has given free airspace to that smooth talking spokesperson for the Israeli Government, Mark Ragev, and generally played down or ignored protest against Israeli policy. Locally, one of the biggest marches that Nottingham has seen for some time, but was ignored by the BBC in Nottingham.
The BBC agreed to send a delegate down and there was some hope that they might make a brief speech on the BBC's position, but in the end all that happened was that somebody stuck their head out a door, accepted a letter of protest, had their photo taken doing so and then disappeared back inside. Clearly Auntie has little interest in engaging with the concerns of licence payers.
Did i mention it was snowing ? ....... lots!!!
So, I think this is a barometer of the strength of feeling, that people would still turn out to demonstrate in such conditions.
Free Gaza Campaign
Nottingham Stop the War Coalition
UK Feature: Yet again Israel massacres Gazan civilians
UK Feature: Gaza: Stop The Genocide
UK Feature: National Free Gaza demo 10.01.2009
Nottingham Gaza Emergency Protest
Gaza Public Meeting at Bobbers Mill Community Centre
Nottingham Responds to Gaza Massacre [Feature]
Nottingham Gaza Protest 'candle-lit' Vigil
Nottingham Gaza Protest March Through Nottingham to Market Sq
Nottingham University Students Occupation in Solidarity with Gaza
Nottingham University Gaza solidarity occupation violently evicted
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
Member of the National Union of Journalists [No: 014345]
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