Teignmouth Triangle was awash with Palestinian flags on Saturday (13th April) as demonstrators from across south Devon sought to raise awareness of the UK’s involvement in the war in Gaza.

Organised by Teignmouth Friends of Palestine, more than 100 protesters waved banners and placards calling for a ceasefire and an end to the UK arming Israel.

Activist Dr David Halpin and Naema, an Exeter University PhD student from Gaza, spoke of their experiences living and working in Palestine.

Demonstrators help up names and photos of some of the thousands of children who have died in the conflict and lit candles during a two-minute silence to remember the dead. The event concluded with Palestinian music from band 47soul.

‘The Palestinian flags blowing in the sea breeze, interspersed by those strolling on their holiday weekend was a poignant reminder of those who are a victim of circumstance in Gaza today,’ commented Councillor Nina Jeffries.