Published On: Sun, Jul 13th, 2014 on 12:38 pm

Bradfordians visit MediaCity to protest against BBC Gaza coverage

Bradford MediaCity Protest
Bradford MediaCity Protest
Bradford MediaCity Protest
Bradford MediaCity Protest
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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators have drove en masse to MediaCity to protest against the BBC’s coverage on Gaza.

The convoy made its way from Bradford to Salford headed by superbike riders, accompanied by cars emblazoned with green and red flags.

As part of a ‘Drive for Justice’ campaign, thousands joined in Salford to protest against what campaigners call ‘biased’ reporting of events amidst the Israeli and Palestinian conflict.

Organiser of the event in Bradford, Naz Shah, told the Yorkshire Standard: “The convoy Drive in Justice was organised by the youth in Blackburn, and we in Bradford were to join them. It was to protest outside the BBC for fairer coverage.”

It took around two to three days to prepare for the convoy, which set off at around 12:30pm near Bradford’s Valley Parade stadium.

Ms Shah added: “The convoy took a life of its own and we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed. We had coaches, bikers, cars and vans, so it was phenomenal.”

On social networking site Facebook, over 4,000 people have said they will be attending a protest for Palestine in Centenary Square, Bradford, at 7:30pm today.

About the Author

Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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  1. Samera says:

    Brilliant story and pictures about Saturdays Palestine event. Great to see some truth being seen!
    Sam (Intouch Foundation)

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