Labour’s main conference hall in Liverpool became a well of emotion and a sea of colour this afternoon as delegates made a huge, visual show of solidarity with oppressed Palestinians.
During a debate on solidarity with Palestinian people, the conference floor suddenly became full of waving Palestinian flags and pro-Palestine placards provided by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC):
Support for Palestine has been noticeably more marked during this year’s conference, perhaps as a reaction to attempts to stifle free speech on the Israel-Palestine situation and the plight of Palestinians. The PSC stand at the conference told the SKWAWKBOX that demand for its themed lanyards had been so great that supplies had run out by early on Monday morning.
A number of Labour’s most vocally pro-Israel MPs were not present at the debate.
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