Peace protest held in Oxford city centre

Protesters in Oxford Dozens of protesters joined a peace vigil in Cornmarket Street

Protesters have held a peace vigil in Oxford over the Israeli attack on an aid flotilla heading to the Gaza Strip.

About 250 protesters staged the event in Cornmarket Street in the city centre for several hours on Thursday evening.

Nine activists, four of them Turkish, were killed when Israeli troops raided the six-ship convoy in an operation on Monday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his troops had no choice but to stop the ships.

More than 680 people who were seized have been deported.

The six ships, carrying more than 10,000 tonnes of aid, had sailed from Cyprus in a bid to break Israel's blockade of Gaza.

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