Gaza protesters appeal

By Jennifer Lipman, July 13, 2010
Protesters outside the Israeli embassy in June

Protesters outside the Israeli embassy in June

A group of pro-Palestinian demonstrators who attacked a coffee shop outside the Israeli embassy are appealing against their sentences.

The ten protesters were among more than 78 people charged following a demonstration against Israel’s invasion of Gaza.

Their lawyers are expected to argue that the “deterrent” sentences, some of up to two and a half years and most for violent disorder, were inappropriate.

Police intervened and arrested more than 100 people after the crowd threw stones and bottles.

A picket has been organised at the Court of Appeals in solidarity with the protesters by groups including Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative and Palestine Forum of Britain.

Last updated: 10:35am, July 13 2010