PARAMEDICS were called to a pro-Palestine protest in Reading yesterday to help a young patient.

Large crowds gathered in the town centre on Sunday, May 16, to show their solidarity with Palestine after Israel launched airstrikes at Gaza.

Thames Valley Police were seen at the peaceful protest after a child was seen on the ground unwell.

Emergency services were in attendance and police attempting to block crowds from gathering around the child, according to an eyewitness.

This incident was separate to the protest and there is no suggestion the child was unwell because of the event itself.

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Eyewitnesses reported that a child had been injured however the authorities are yet to confirm the nature of the incident.

South Central Ambulance Service has been asked to comment further.

Protesters shouted "free Palestine", holding banners and flags to join their support in the pro-Palestinian held across the UK and globally.

At least 188 people have been killed in Gaza during seven days of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.