Branch Attends the Big Birmingham Demo

On Saturday 20th January 2024 the Branch took part in ‘Birmingham’s biggest protest’

Thousands turned up to March from Sparkhill to the City Centre, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. The peace rally gathered near the Bullring at St Martin’s Square, with former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn in attendance to speak and thank everyone for being there.

He said: “Birmingham has this fantastic tradition of turning out to rallies.” He added: “I want to give a special thank you to Alum Rock for standing up week after week demanding a ceasefire.”

The rapper and activist, Lowkey also took to the stage – speaking to the attendees and performing. Lowkey is a London based rapper and a vocal opponent of Zionism and is a patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. The 37-year-old activist, called Kareem Dennis, has released songs including Palestine Will Never Die.

The message at the protest was clear – Birmingham wants a ceasefire and many were calling for a free Palestine.