Countdown’s Rachel Riley posed for selfies with Eddie Marsan, Rob Rinder and Vanessa Feltz on the huge march towards anti-Semitism in central London yesterday.
Pictures posted on the presenter’s social media present the celebrities smiling and making peace indicators surrounded by an enormous crowd of demonstrators.
Ms Riley, 37, spoke on the protest which noticed greater than 100,000 individuals march by London to sort out hate in direction of Jewish individuals.
She known as on campaigners to ‘get severe’ about combating anti-Semitism – echoed by English actor Mr Marsan who mentioned the UK should ‘rise up and face down extremism and bigotry’.
Ms Riley posted pictures of herself talking in Parliament Sq. on X, previously often called Twitter, alongside the caption: ‘Proud to have marched alongside Kurds, Iranians, Ukrainians and each one that gave up their time at this time to say NO to antisemitism.’
Her publish included a replica of her speech which urged individuals to cease being ‘bystanders’ and be a part of within the struggle to cease antisemitism.
She mentioned: ‘We have realized from historical past the sharp value to be paid when good individuals keep silent and I am grateful to each one in every of you right here at this time for refusing to be bystanders.
Rachel Riley (entrance left) posed for selfies with Eddie Marsan (again left), Rob Rinder (again proper) and Vanessa Feltz (entrance proper) on the huge march towards anti-Semitism in central London yesterday
Pictures present Ms Riley smiling for selfies and making peace indicators on the protest
Yesterday’s march noticed greater than 100,000 individuals stroll by London in a peaceable protest towards hate in direction of Jewish individuals
‘We will must get severe about combating this now if we need to flip issues round.
‘We will begin having to have robust conversations. We will have to face as much as the mob and we’ll want sturdy stomachs.
‘However collectively I imagine we will and we’ll.’
Ms Oberman, 57, and Mr Marsan additionally spoke to the crowds in Parliament Sq. at this time, after 1000’s attended a march in central London.
Mr Marsan questioned why there ‘had been many who had been hesitant to acknowledge or condemn the actions of Hamas‘.
He informed the rally: ‘At a time when our nation is tearing itself aside and racist assaults are on the rise due to a battle that has two simply causes, certainly our job is to inform each tales – not simply inform one and deny the opposite as a result of it is modern.’
Ms Oberman known as antisemitism an ‘incitement to hatred, it’s an incitement to divide’ and argued that bigotry was on the rise.
Ms Riley’s publish included a replica of her speech which urged individuals to cease being ‘bystanders’ and be a part of within the struggle to sort out antisemitism
She mentioned: ‘We have realized from historical past the sharp value to be paid when good individuals keep silent and I am grateful to each one in every of you right here at this time for refusing to be bystanders’
Ms Riley known as on campaigners to ‘get severe’ about tackling anti-Semitism
Countdown star Ms Riley (centre) known as on campaigners to ‘get severe’ about tackling antisemitism as she joined greater than 100,000 protesters at a rally in central London
‘We’re seeing a daunting and swift rise in antisemitism, Jewish assaults on our kids not having the ability to go to high school carrying their blazers with a Jewish insignia or skullcaps, our kids and ourselves suggested to take off any signal of being Jewish,’ she informed the rally.
‘I’ve so many buddies and neighbours and individuals who contact me on social media saying they are going to take their mezuzahs off their doorways, that they really feel frightened, they really feel remoted and alone.
‘However we’re not alone. We’re a profitable and flourishing multi-ethnic and multi-faith capital metropolis of a multi-ethnic and multi-faith nation.
‘A tolerant democracy the place all racism, together with racism towards Jews, shouldn’t be tolerated. We now have to name out antisemitism for what it’s, it’s an incitement to hatred, it’s an incitement to divide.’
Tens of 1000’s attended yesterday’s demonstration, which got here a day after crowds additionally gathered within the capital to demand a ceasefire within the Gaza battle.