Hundreds at BBC Gaza coverage protest

Published Friday, 01 August 2014
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Hundreds of people have taken part in a protest over the BBC's coverage of the Gaza conflict.

Hundreds at BBC Gaza coverage protest
The protest was over coverage of the conflict in Gaza. (© UTV)

They assembled outside Broadcasting House in Belfast city centre just after 5pm on Friday evening and blocked part of Ormeau Avenue for a time.

The protestors claim the BBC's reporting of the crisis has been biased and unbalanced.

However the corporation insists its coverage has been impartial and fair.

Police said: "During the protest tonight the Ormeau Avenue was blocked for a time.

"Warnings were issued to the crowd regarding obstruction of the road and they began to disperse a number of minutes later."

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18 Comments
Sean in Mid ulster wrote (117 days ago):
Anything for a protest in this country some people need to look at the state of are own country before looking at others!! Wind your necks in
Scotti in Belfast wrote (117 days ago):
What about there biased coverage closer to home, never mind on foriegn shores. There coverage of the pul community, leaves alot to be desired.
Steve in Cyprus wrote (117 days ago):
Israel are defending themselves from terrorist attacks the evidence has been on the news showing Hammas firing rockets from built up areas. ..They are targeting firing points not firing indiscriminately ..Look at the big picture ...
lee in belfast. not gaza wrote (117 days ago):
really people. get a life. its not our problem. did gaza protest during our troubles. noooo. let them crack on
where were you in belfast wrote (117 days ago):
did not see many of them protesting when attacks took place against people here ?or does that not count?
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