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I won't be silenced, vows MP George Galloway

By Tom Wilkinson

Respect MP George Galloway has vowed not be silenced after he was interviewed under caution by police investigating his declaration that Bradford was "an Israel-free zone".

The MP is set to give a talk at the Ulster Hall on Saturday, which sold out after unionist councillors called for it to be stopped. Loyalists are set to hold a protest in Belfast city centre against his presence after Mr Galloway called for an Israeli boycott.

West Yorkshire Police received more than 300 complaints about a speech earlier this month in Leeds in which he said Israelis were not welcome in the city where he has a constituency.

Detectives travelled to London to speak to him and he did so voluntarily under caution, and is understood to have denied being anti-Semitic.

Mr Galloway said: "I won't be silenced, I will keep speaking out against horrendous injustice."

He is understood to believe no prosecution for inciting racial hatred will follow his comments.

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