PRO-PALESTINE action groups have urged activists to join in a march at the Scottish Labour party conference and make the national demonstration "the biggest one yet".

Multiple groups are coming together to host the national demonstration in Glasgow on Saturday, February 17. It will start at George Square at 1pm and march to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC).

The Gaza Genocide Emergency Committee is made up of multiple organisations, including the Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, Palestine Action Scotland, Scottish Human Rights Forum and Muslim Council of Scotland.

In a post to social media, groups wrote: "Join us this Saturday 17th February, 1pm at George Square and raise your voice for a permanent ceasefire. Together, we can make a difference.

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"Scotland, can we make this our biggest one yet? We urge all activists to come through to Glasgow this Saturday. We will be marching to the Labour Party Conference held at the SECC to show them that the public stand with Gaza and SHAME on Starmer’s Labour!"

It is not clear whether Starmer will attend the conference.

Protesters gathered outside a Labour fundraiser in Scotland last week, attended by Starmer and Anas Sarwar.

Labour kept the location tightly under wraps from both public and media after Starmer was met by pro-ceasefire protesters as he arrived into Glasgow in December.

Unlike Starmer, Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has previously called for a ceasefire alongside a number of his colleagues in Holyrood.

Stamer and the Labour party have continued to call for a "sustainable ceasefire" despite the public urging them to support immediate action. Activists recently confronted Labour MP Ian Murray in his Edinburgh constituency at an event and asked him why he had "changed his tune" over a ceasefire in Gaza and condemnation of Israeli forces.

Neither Murray nor fellow Labour MP Michael Shanks voted to call for a ceasefire in Gaza after the SNP forced a vote on the subject in the House of Commons in November.

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Starmer has also held the line as First Minister joined global leaders and urged the international community to "demand an immediate ceasefire" amid widespread panic of an invasion of Rafah by Israeli forces.

Starmer said an expected Israeli invasion of the southern Gaza city of Rafah would be “catastrophic”, writing on Twitter/X: “There are over 1.4 million displaced Palestinians in Rafah and it is the gateway to aid for Gaza – an Israeli offensive there would be catastrophic.

“The fighting must stop now. We need a sustainable ceasefire.”

Rafah, on the southern border with Egypt, is one of the only regions not yet targeted by an Israeli ground offensive and is providing refuge to more than half of Gaza’s 2.3 million population.