A pro-Palestine rally has been held outside Hackney Town Hall.

Protestors gathered outside the building in Mare Street yesterday evening (November 1).

In one video posted to X, those attending the demonstration could be heard chanting “free Palestine”.

It comes as more than 9,000 Palestinians in Gaza were reported to have been killed in the conflict, and more than 1,000 Israelis when Hamas attacked from the enclave on October 7.  

Zoë Garbett, the Green Party candidate for Hackney Mayor, posted a picture outside the Town Hall, describing one of the speeches as “powerful” and “emotive”.

She added: “Shame on everyone not calling for #ceasefirenow.”

Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott is among those who have been urging for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in recent days.