Protests erupt across the UK; BBC offices picketed in Manchester
May 31, 2010 § 8 Comments
UPDATE: a standoff outside the BBC offices below:
Media scholar Jairo Lugo is in Manchester reporting for PULSE from a demo in front of the BBC offices. According to police estimates there are a thousand people gathered outside. Many are carrying Turkish and Palestinian flags and placards bearing messages of solidarity with the activist on the Freedom Flotilla. They are calling on the BBC to stop the whitewash and report accurately on the massacre.
According to the Police similar protests are taking place in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, and Glasgow among other places in the UK.
Activists are confronting the police at the front doors of the BBC. Anger and disgust all around. BBC is serving as an Israeli propagand organ. Jairo Lugo reports:
BBC’s website now carries a report on the protest.
Also, see this powerful shot of a protest in Istanbul’s Taksim Square below: