Blogger Lenin live-blogged a massive Gaza war protest in London Saturday. Lenin described the protest as "the largest ever pro-Palestinian demonstration in the United Kingdom." He blogged:
. . . there was much more visible condemnation of the Arab regimes that are complicit in this attack. When speakers called for the Egyptian regime to be overthrown, the cheers were among the loudest of the day. For another, there is a great desire that this historic demonstration become the basis for a campaign.I have surveyed various firsthand accounts of various Gaza protests (here), and Lenin's account stands out for the quality of the observations he makes. It is good to look at photographs of events, but there is only so much that a collection of photos -- or video clips -- can tell us. In today's camera culture, I think we need "firsthand observations put to words" more than ever.
At ThereLive.com I have compiled links to first-hand reports of Gaza war demonstrations around the world, and eyewitness bloggers' reports direct from Gaza.