Danes rally for peace in Lebanon

Hundreds demonstrated Monday to call for a ceasefire in the Mideast

Calls for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hezbollah conflict rang through an organised demonstration on the Copenhagen City Hall Square Monday. The main focus of the rally was peace, with a message to world leaders to put an end to the fighting, reported Berlingske Tidende Tuesday.

A group of about 25 Hezbollah supporters attempted to disrupt the gathering. At one point they moved to the front of the stage and began shouting and waving banners depicting Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan.

The disturbance was not able to destroy the spirit of the demonstration, however, as participants and speakers alike sharply criticised both Israel and Hezbollah over the crisis.

Speaking at the demonstration were Mogens Lykketoft, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson for the opposition Social Democrats, and Holger K. Nielsen, former leader of the Socialist Peoples Party.

'The victims are the majority in the region who want peace and reconciliation,' stated Holger K. Nielsen. 'Therefore the message here today is: ceasefire now, protect the civilians and let the emergency services get through.'

The US did not escape reproach at the demonstration, either, and was criticised for not pressing Israel enough towards a ceasefire. Palestinian interests were also addressed, namely the need for Mideast stability through the creation of a Palestinian state.

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