More than 100 people attended a peaceful protest in Cardiff city centre today.

Carrying banners and singing songs calling for an end to violence, they gathered outside the Aneurin Bevan statue on busy Queen Street.

A handful of police officers attended, but the hour-long demonstration passed without incident.

Organiser Ray Davies, vice chairman of CND Cymru, said: "We want to give a Welsh protest voice to what is happening in Gaza.

"I feel a great deal of sadness and pain at the bombings, and it has prompted me, and other people, to use that to campaign for peace in Palestine and Israel.’’ Yousif Abbas, who runs an Iraqi community school in Cardiff, said: "A resolution has been promised, but there is no sign of it. There needs to be an end to all this, by peaceful means.’’ Abdullah Saif, 18, from Butetown, Cardiff, was one of many young people present.

He said: "We're the next generation, and we need to show people what's happening.

"The leaders are sitting down and doing nothing, while people are being bombed and killed.’’