These are my photos from last weekend’s Salute to Israel parade and festival in London, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of Israel. It was a very good natured event, with a large attendance from a healthily diverse crowd. It also attracted some significant counter-protests by pro-Palestinian demonstrators, some photos of whom I’ve also included.
You’re also very welcome to look at the photos in larger form on my Flickr photostream. London Mayor Boris Johnson’s Director of Arts, Culture and the Creative Industries Munira Mirza hasn’t wiped out all the cultural events she and/or her boss might disapprove of (this, for the easily offended is a continuing reference to the Rise Festival’s being stripped of its relevance on political grounds) , so hopefully along with Pride tomorrow there’ll be many more events like this to come.