Tower Hamlets: Hundreds of students leave class to join ceasefire march

Video footage shows hundreds of school students marching to Tower Hamlets town hall as part of a pro-Palestine demonstration.
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Hundreds of students in east London have walked out of school to join a march calling for a ceasefire in Palestine.

Video footage shows hundreds of school students marching to Tower Hamlets town hall as part of a pro-Palestine demonstration.

Students can be heard chanting 'Free Palestine' and 'stop bombing Gaza'.

This comes as MPs gathered in Parliament on Wednesday evening to vote on whether to agree on calling for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict, with the house voting 293 for to 125 against.

Shabbir Lakha, a Stop the War activist, shared on X that the march was heading for local Labour MP Rushanara Ali's office this afternoon.

Ms Ali, who represents constituents in Bethnal Green and Bow, abstained from yesterday's Parliamentary vote on whether to call for a ceasefire in Gaza.

More to follow.