Palestinian flag flies at Edinburgh City Chambers

The Palestinian flag flies today at the City Chambers. Pic: Lisa Ferguson
The Palestinian flag flies today at the City Chambers. Pic: Lisa Ferguson
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THE PALESTINIAN flag has been flown over Edinburgh to show solidarity with the people of Gaza.

The city council agreed to the controversial move last month after reversing an earlier decision not to hoist the colours.

Council leader Andrew Burns said it was important to stand in solidarity with the innocent civilians of Gaza and supporters said the move continued Edinburgh’s proud tradition of backing the oppressed peoples of the world.

But senior opposition politicians have said the decision may have serious implications for business and tourism in Edinburgh, amid claims that overseas visitors, company directors and even prospective university students are set to cancel spending and investment plans.