Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Six supporters of Brent & Harrow Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Football Against Apartheid joined the Big Ride for Palestine on Saturday August 1st, cycling from Cricklewood to Parliament Square, with some continuing to East London to complete the 36 or 44 mile distances, representing the lengths of military fencing isolating Gaza from Israel and Egypt.
Some hardy individuals in the Britain-wide event aim to complete 440 miles - the length of the segregation wall built by the Israelis to take away Palestinian land and isolate Palestinian communities on the West Bank. In order to enter, cyclists made a donation to the Middle East Children's Alliance, which works with young people in Palestine.
We got a very good reception from passing traffic, with lots of supportive hooting, scooters joining our cavalcade, joining in with our chants and getting selfies. Viva Palestina!