Manchester

Man charged over Gaza aid ship protest outside BBC

BBC Gaza protest
Image caption Protesters placed a Palestinian flag on top of BBC Manchester

A man has been charged after a protest outside the BBC's building in Manchester over the Israeli attack on a Gaza aid ship.

Hundreds of protesters marched through the city centre on Monday to the BBC, in Oxford Road, which had its doors smashed.

Protesters said they were also angry about the BBC's coverage of Israel.

The 29-year-old man, from Bolton, has been charged with a racially-aggravated public order offence, police said.

He is due at Manchester Magistrates' Court on 1 July.

A 54-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed until 16 June, police said.

A spokesman said the protest was "largely peaceful" but two officers suffered minor injuries.

The demonstration came after at least nine people were killed when Israeli forces stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip.

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