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HUGE PALESTINIAN DEMO AT MEDIACITYUK SALFORD
 

Star date: 13th July 2014

THOUSANDS PROTEST AGAINST BBC BIAS

Thousands of people converged on MediaCityUK yesterday to protest against the perceived bias of the BBC in its current reporting of the Middle East conflict between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza.

A banner on one of the buses said it all… `It's not about religion, it's about humanity'

More photos and report here…


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BBC offices at MediaCityUK in Salford came under siege yesterday as an estimated eight thousand people converged on the Quays to protest about the UK state television's coverage of the current military aggression between Israel and Palestinians living in Gaza.

After a march from Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, Media City was turned into a sea of Palestinian flags, while slogans on banners read `BBC Blatant Bias Corruption', `Israel Is Guilty Of Genocide', and `Caution BBC Bias Hazard'.

One Salfordian present at the demo told the Salford Star… "The organisation of the event was particularly impressive, and there was a carnival atmosphere with vehicles arriving from Blackburn (Youth On A Mission), Bradford and other Northern cities to make their voices heard to a BBC that is losing journalistic credibility every day.

"Salford Docklands has not seen this style of political activity since the days of the dockers" he added "and it is refreshing to see Salford pick up the Arab Spring vibe…"

Photos by Salford Lad

dobby wrote
at 19:57:56 on 08 September 2014
what I dont understand is why Zak & his cronies hate the UK so much why dont they go and live with their friend in Lybia, Iraq, Syria. or North Korea.i have no axe to grind on the Middle East but am sick of visitors criticising our wonderful democracy
 
ZAK wrote
at 06:37:18 on 17 July 2014
Muslims are Terrorists? Who started the 1st World War? Muslims? Who started the 2nd World War? Muslims? Who threw nuclear bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Muslims? Who kills approximately 20 million aborigines in Australia? Muslims? Who kills more than 100 million red Indians in North America? Muslims? Who kills more than 50 million red Indians in South America? Muslims? Who took about 180 million Africans as slaves and kills 77% of them? Muslims? When America takes 1 million lives in Iraq for oil - Not terrorism When Russians kill 200,000 Chechen in bombing - not terrorism When Jews kick out Palestinians and take their land - Not terrorism When American drones kill entire family and Afghanistan/Pakistan - Not terrorism When Israel kills 10,000 Lebanese civilians due to two missing soldiers - Not terrorism only When Muslims retaliate and show you how you treat us - that is TERRORISM right? IT SEEMS LIKE THE WORD "TERRORISM" IS ONLY FOR MUSLIMS. _Save Gaza, Save innocents.
 
ZAK wrote
at 06:36:46 on 17 July 2014
I, Want to point out something that the BBC is failing to report!!! I have spoke to many white friends I have and they all tell me the same thing.... "Zak we had no idea that Israel were opressing and had stolen land from the Palestinians for decades!!!" They have also said that if any other country tried to invade and opress the U.K. they would fight until the death..... now I ask you this... why are the BBC not making this known to the BRITSH PUBLIC who do not have the facts about why the Palestinians are fighting against opression, murders, illegal settlements!!! and thESE un-educated people who are leaving ridiculous comments when they do not have the facts!! I thought we lived in a country that was democratic?!!! the BBC are a disgrace!! I have stopped paying my license fee and let them know I am ready to go to court and even prison!! I do not give a damn!!! Ask yourselves this? not one demonstration has been shown on any of the BBC, ITV, SKY... BECAUSE behind the scenes the Goverments and these Corporations do not want to upset Israel and the Zionist agenda to occupy the whole of Paelstine!!! As citizens of this country have we all lost our marbels? Why are you not asking why when nearly 10,000 people in Bradford had a demonstration it did not make tv? Here in Salford? Also in London? ask yourself!! ask the BBC?.. YOU SAY WE DON'T USE PROPAGANDA? WELL HERE IS IS FOLKS!! WELCOME TO THE U.K. THE LAND OF THE FREE? WHAT A LOAD OF UTTER RUBBISH!!! THIS IS NOT THE LAND OF THE FREE.... THIS IS THE LAND OF..... DON'T DO AS I DO.......... BUT DO AS I SAY!!!! THIS COUNTRY IS NO BETTER THAN NORTH KOREA....... IT IS HIDING THE TRUTH FROM THE BRITISH PEOPLE!!! THE SOONER WE REALISE THIS AND ASK THE QUESTIONS THE BETTER FROM EVERYONE!!! I HAVE A DILEMMA SO FAR THESE DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE PASSED WITHOUT ANY INCIDENTS...... BUT WHAT IF PEOPLE START TO GET FRUSTRATED WHEN THEY REALISE WHAT I REALISED MONTHS AGO THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT WANT THE REST OF THE COUNTRY OR THE WORLD KNOWING THE OPPOSITION TO ISRAELS OCCUPATION.... NOW IF IT ALL KICKS OFF DO YOU THINK THEY WILL THEN BE FORCED TO REPORT ON IT? OR WILL THEY STILL TURN A BLIND EYE? IT'S AN INTERESTING THOUGHT AND IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THIS WILL HAPPEN.... PEOPLE ARE ANGRY AND PEOPLE ARE HURTING WITH THE GOVERNMENT HERE!! DAVID CAMERON, NICK CLEGG, ED MILLIBAN YOU ARE ALL COWARDS!!!!!
 
Ruben Longstaffe wrote
at 05:42:26 on 14 July 2014
I was there yesterday & was fearful of the crowd, there was a lot of frenzied anti Zionist people there, a fair amount of people waving black jihad flags too which the press have not pictured, I think the pro Palestine lobby have taken up where the Nazis left off, if Hamas laid down its weapons there would be peace, if Israel laid its weapons the state of Israel would cease to exist, FACT,
 
Michael Felse wrote
at 17:56:44 on 13 July 2014
As a Salford Quays local resident, I do congratulate this event's campaigners for their professional and considerate demonstration at MediaCityUK. I think it is a good to see freedom of speech. I do not have an alliance on either Palestinian or Israeli side, but I think we always must expect unbiased reporting by the BBC. I urge the BBC and other news organisations to respect and ensure equal balance views in reports.
 
Archmike wrote
at 11:58:56 on 13 July 2014
Lol yeah right. Israel should just sit there and let Hamass shoot rockets at them! How dare they defend themselves after only 600 rockets in a week! The big bullies! There is no BBC bias, there was, and it was on the "Palestinian" side. Now they do fair and balanced reporting suddenly all the bleeding hearts who know nothing about what it's like to live with constant rocket bombardments are up in arms. Israel set up a system to defend it's civilians against rockets. Gaza protects it's rockets with civilians. Gaza fire rockets at civilians and accidentally hit military targets. Israel fires at military target and accidentally hits civilians. Bit of a difference.
 
will latham wrote
at 11:00:26 on 13 July 2014
I did my military service in '46 and spent some time in Palestine when it was a Protectorate.The Zionists were then just a nuisance engaged in some terrorist activity from time to time but nowadays the public have come to realise that they have become a fearful menace and yet the BBC fails to acknowledge this.Will they even mention the crowds at their door begging them to provide unadulterated reports from the Middle East's most crucial zone.
 
Salford Star wrote
at 08:50:24 on 13 July 2014
See Fat End of the Wedge comment below...If you are going to comment on our articles do not show your ignorance or maybe racism. There is a Palestinian side and an Israeli side - not a `Jewish' side. Many Jewish people are horrified about what is going on in the Middle East. Next time your comments will be censored.
 
The Fat End of The Wedge wrote
at 08:45:51 on 13 July 2014
Watching interviews with representatives from both sides on World News Today, which is on BBC4, was quite revealing. Both sides were interviewed via video link, and separately, it was not a discussion. The Jewish side were interviewed first and were allowed to speak without interruption, no matter what was being said. The Palestinian interview was then shown and every time the spokesman was answering a point he was interrupted mid flow by the same BBC interviewer who let the Jewish side be put forward unhindered - no surprise there. From what I recall, John Pilger has done some excellent reporting on this bias in the past. His stuff is always on ITV, and well worth watching.
 
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