A ‘day of action for Palestine’ across Dorset will include a demo outside a venue where the Eurovision Song Contest is being screened.

The Dorset Palestine Solidarity Campaign has several protests and rallies planned for Saturday, May 11, as it continues to demand for a ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

The campaigners have written a letter to Weymouth Pavilion ahead of a planed protest outside the venue this evening during a screening of Eurovision.

The singing competition has been overshadowed by protests in Malmo, Sweden, where the contest is being held, due to the inclusion of Israeli contestant Eden Golan in the final.

Campaigners from Dorset are calling for a boycott of the contest due to the refusal of the organiser, the European Broadcasting Union, not banning Israel from competing.

A letter has been written to the Pavilion to request it withdraws from screening the show and protesters will make their voices heard outside the venue at 6pm until 7pm on Saturday.

The Echo contacted the Pavilion for a comment.

Prior to this, there will be demonstrations in South Street in Dorchester from 11am until 12pm.

This will be followed by a rally and march at midday.

The ‘day of action’ follows on from impromptu protests on Tuesday, May 8 across Dorset, including Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport.