Lesson Learnt

// January 13th, 2009 // Photos

January 3rd, 2009: Photos from the recent demo in Trafalgar Square, which attracted tens of thousands of protesters.

During that particular rally, the organizers announced over the loud speakers that an even bigger march was planned for the following week; this time starting in Hyde Park, and ending at the Israeli Embassy in High Street Kensington.

I'll admit: I was a little pessimistic. I suspected that many people would have been satisfied, emotionally, by the present event, and thus not be as excited about attending another large protest, so soon after the first.

However, within ten seconds of leaving the subway last Saturday afternoon, I knew that I had been wrong. Dead wrong.

For once, I arrived at the designated start time: 12.30pm, give or take a minute or two. Yet, it seemed like the park was already full with protesters. It was a little scary, actually. I don't think I've seen so many people congregate in one place, since returning from Hajj. It turns out that the number of attendees was most likely double that of the previous week.

Lesson learnt: people do care. Faith in humanity: restored.

For now, at least.

One Response to “Lesson Learnt”

  1. hfm says:

    I’m glad you’re faith is restored in humanity, I personally still need a little more convincing from our world leaders.

    I just pray that these protests aren’t going unheard.

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