HUNDREDS people have gathered in the centre of Cardiff on Saturday afternoon as part of a national demonstration for Palestine.

Organised by the Cardiff Palestine Solidarity Campaign (CPSC), the protest is to show support for Palestinians in light of the Israeli government’s bombing of Gaza this month.

Protestors condemned the airstrikes which killed 200 Palestinians – including 59 children – in the region. The attacks also saw a further 12 people killed by rockets from Gaza directed at Israel.

The peaceful demo, outside the new BBC building in Central Square, was attended by people holding placards reading “End Israeli state terror” and “Save Palestine, Save Gaza”.

There was a sizeable police presence with around 20 officers from South Wales Police stationed around the square and four police vans parked up.

It was estimated that around 400 people attended.

There were similar scenes in Swansea.