THOUSANDS of people are expected to attend a national demonstration this weekend calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

The protest, which will take place in Glasgow on Saturday, is organised by the Gaza Genocide Emergency Committee.

The group is made up of multiple organisations, including the Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, Palestine Action Scotland, Scottish Human Rights Forum and Muslim Council of Scotland.

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In a post on Twitter/X, the group said: “Join us as we will be marching to the Labour party conference to protest the ongoing genocide”.

Here’s everything you need to know.

What time does the national demonstration start?

The demonstration will start at 1pm on Saturday.

Where will demonstrators meet?

Demonstrators will meet at George Square. A trade union bloc organised by the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) will meet at the Walter Scott monument.

What will the weather be like?

The temperature is expected to be mild with cloudy skies throughout the day. Rain is possible later in the afternoon.

What route will the march take?

The demonstration will head towards the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), where the Scottish Labour Party conference is being held.

Why are Scottish Labour involved?

The demonstration will head towards the Scottish Labour party conference in protest of the party’s stance on a ceasefire in Gaza.

Starmer and the Labour party have continued to call for a "sustainable ceasefire" despite the public urging them to support immediate action.

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Unlike Starmer, Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar (below) has previously called for an “immediate ceasefire” alongside a number of his colleagues in Holyrood.

The National: Sarwar at the first day of the Scottish Labour party conference on FridaySarwar at the first day of the Scottish Labour party conference on Friday (Image: PA)Writing on Twitter/X following the first of Israel’s attacks on Rafah, Sarwar said: “Many Palestinians were told to take refuge in Rafah, where the humanitarian situation is now dire.

“The Israeli forces offensive there will be a catastrophe.

“We need an immediate ceasefire, the immediate release of hostages and a path to peace now.”

It is not clear whether Starmer will attend the conference, but multiple protests have already taken place at Labour events in Scotland, including at events attended by Starmer.

Activists recently confronted Labour MP Ian Murray in his Edinburgh constituency at an event and asked him why he had "changed his tune" over a ceasefire in Gaza and condemnation of Israeli forces.

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Neither Murray (above) nor fellow Labour MP Michael Shanks voted to call for a ceasefire in Gaza after the SNP forced a vote on the subject in the House of Commons in November.

A second vote to call for an immediate ceasefire will take place on Wednesday.