Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in the Belgian capital, Brussels on Sunday (8 December) to express their support for the Palestinian people.
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Background: Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in the Belgian capital, Brussels on Sunday (8 December) to express their support for the Palestinian people.
Four groups orgainsed the demonstration and they included both the Syrian and Lebanese Students Unions.
The demonstrators were showing their solidarity with the Palestinian people and also objecting to the Belgian Government's stand in voting against what they claimed were the rights of the palestinian people in the United Nations.
SYNOPSIS: In the Belgian capital of Brussels on Sunday hundreds of demonstrators gathered to march in support of the Palestinian people.
The march was organised by four groups -- including the Unions of Syrian and Lebanese students studying in Belgium. They marched to show their solidarity with the Palestinians and also to show their displeasure with the Belgian Government.
They say the Government has voted against the rights of the Palestinian people in the United Nations.
The marchers also supported the right of the Palestinians to wage an armed struggle in the Middle East, and deplored the fact that the last General Assembly of the United Nations had not recognised that right.