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UK call on Obama to speak out over Gaza

Several international artists, writers and political figures threw their weight Friday behind a call for a stop to Israel's bombing of Gaza and called on U.S. president-elect Barack Obama to speak out.

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone, British artist Annie Lennox, rights activist Bianca Jagger, Politician George Galloway and even Mexico's rebel leader joined campaigners who have staged a week of rallies, culminating in a demonstration Saturday which will include a symbolic shoe protest outside Downing Street.

" People throughout the world were hopeful when he was elected and we must appeal to him to ask for the immediate cessation of the bombardment of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip "
Bianca Jagger"I would like to make an appeal to president elect Obama to speak up," said Jagger.

Former Eurythmics star Lennox added: "A few days after Christmas I came dow


Added: Jan-3-2009 Occurred On: Jan-3-2009
By: kanns01
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