Protesters blocked the entrance of a Barclays Bank to highlight the ongoing bombing of Gaza.

People could be seen inside Manchester city centre branch today (Saturday) as part of the continuing protests against the bank. As protestors shouted one man held up a ‘ceasefire now’ banner at the entrance.

Customers were still able to enter and leave the entrance to the branch.

The protest was one of many taking place at Barclays sites in the region. Similar protests have taken place in Bolton, Preston, Rochdale, Oldham and Preston in recent weeks.

Protestors said Barclays 'provides more than £3 billion in loans and underwriting to companies whose weapons, components, and military technology have been used in Israel’s armed violence against Palestinians'.

The protest took place just a day after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) demanded that Israel try to contain death and damage in its military offensive. Crucially, the court refused to throw out the case put forward by South Africa.

Barclays and weapons companies have been at the centre of series of major protests.