25 January 2009
Written by Stop the War Admin
BBC Scotland occupiers
Image: Gareth Harper
Over 100 people occupied BBC Scotland’s headquarters today, demanding that the BBC show the Disasters Emergency Committee Gaza appeal.
The occupation continued for almost four hours – despite the police threatening mass arrests to remove everyone within 15 minutes.
The action increased the pressure on the BBC with extensive national and international media coverage, including CNN, CBS and Al-Jazeera.
Tony Benn phoned the occupation to offer his support, saying ‘The decision to occupy the BBC in Glasgow must be understood as a plea for the people of Gaza, who are suffering so much and who need our help to help get the money through’