Palestine protesters block cars and hold fake baby covered in blood in Cardiff

Around a dozen protestors standing in front of the Cardiff University gates
-Credit: (Image: Rob Browne / Media Wales)


A pro-Palestine protest gathered outside Cardiff University on Tuesday afternoon to demand action over the events in Gaza. The protestors gathered on the road leading into the Cardiff University buildings off Park Place and were seen chanting, blocking access to the gates and holding a prop appearing to resemble a baby with blood on it.

At one stage the group, comprising around 20 people, blocked a car from exiting the gate. They held signs with slogans including "stop the slaughter" and "Cymru students for Palestine" and chanted "free free Palestine" and "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free."

The demonstration ended shortly after 2pm on Tuesday, June 25 but activists said they would return. It took place near the site of an encampment where students have been camping out for weeks in a call for action in Gaza.

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It is part of several encampments UK-wide demanding universities to divest their spending from specific companies in light of the conflict. The encampment’s demands to the university include full transparency so students know where the university is spending its money.

Those involved have also called for the university to divest from all connections to companies that some have described as “complicit in the genocide”, and companies associated with “larger war machines” such as weapons and arm manufacturers."

Protestors gathered with signs shortly after midday
Protestors gathered with signs shortly after midday -Credit:Rob Browne / Media Wales
One protestor held a prop appearing to resemble a baby with blood on it
One protestor held a prop appearing to resemble a baby with blood on it -Credit:Rob Browne / Media Wales

Tensions in Gaza escalated following terror attacks by Hamas in Israel on October 7. Israel's response has become subject to widespread international criticism, with the United Nations Security Council passing a resolution calling for a ceasefire on June 10. For the latest Welsh news delivered to your inbox sign up to our newsletter.