THOUSANDS have taken to the streets of Glasgow for a huge pro-Palestine march.

The National understands that around 2500 people are in attendance, with the national demonstration calling for a ceasefire in Gaza setting off from George Square at 2pm today.

Organised by the Gaza Genocide Emergency Committee, the group is also made up of multiple organisations including the Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, Palestine Action Scotland, Scottish Human Rights Forum and Muslim Council of Scotland.

The National:

The march is heading towards the Scottish Labour party conference in protest of the party’s stance on a ceasefire in Gaza.

The march is led by a group of children and parents, holding a sign reading "all children should be safe".

According to the UN, 16,000 women and children have been killed in Israel's assault on Gaza since October 7.

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

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

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Scottish Labour delegates backed calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on Saturday.

The motion passed by the party’s conference passed unopposed and urges an end to rocket fire into and out of Gaza, the unconditional release of hostages taken by Hamas, the restoration of essential supplies and a pathway to peace.

However, it also condemned the Hamas attacks on Israel on October 7 2023 and noted Israel’s right to protect its citizens.

Meanwhile, the two Scottish Labour MPs also face growing pressure to back a ceasefire vote being held by Westminster next week, with SNP MPs urging Sarwar to whip Michael Shanks and Ian Murray to side with the SNP.