Despite Police Harassment Almost Total Public Opposition to the Ethnic Cleansing Shop
|Local Argus newspaper covers the protest - and gets it wrong as per usual!|
|Sodastream has turned into Ecostream - a Greening of Ethnic Cleansing|
|Not a customer in sight|
|The shop manager resorts to offering free drinks to entice custom|
|Over the road the Christian Zionist is engaged in conversation with Police as to how to best shut the campaign down|
|Our christian Zionist tries to figure out how to use a camera phone - whilst dragging round her poor dog|
|Picture of all 4 main Zionists - the one farthest from the camera tried to act the heavy, the 2 middle ones are the Christian Fundies and the one nearest the camera likes to proclaim that there is no ethnic cleansing (& also pigs can fly!)|
|2 of the many leafleters from PSC|
There were just 4 main pro-Zionist supporters trying to harass the main demonstrators – two of whom, as is nearly always the case now – were Christian Fundamentalists. It would appear that one form of bigot attracts another. They seemed to spend most of their time engaged in conversation with the Police along the lines of ‘why are you allowing this protest’. Christian bigots don’t seem to like free speech and beliefs that differ from their own. These Christian fundamentalists only support Zionism as a means of getting the Jews to go to Israel in order to hasten the 2nd coming of Christ, when most Jews will perish in the fires of Armageddon!
|The Christian Zionist Leaflet - Does Our Work for Us!|
|2 distinctly annoyed Zionists on the left|
One of the non-Christian Zionists tried getting physical at one stage but backed off when he was caught out. One of the Christian Zionists dragged round her dog on a leash. It was difficult to tell which was the dumb mutt!
|Sodastream's premises used to be a Post Office before becoming a place where you could buy stolen goods|
But Brighton Police, who have earned themselves a reputation for their hostility to protests and demonstrations, did their best to harass the demonstration, threatening, without any justification, to arrest anyone using the megaphone towards the end. They’d had some complaints – most of which came from the Zionists. But it didn’t matter much as we simply began chanting, which further annoyed them.
|Our regular Palestine stall does better business than Ecostream!|
They arrived in force with a police minibus and another car, but however many police came they couldn’t beautify a shop that sells stolen goods and trades in the products of ethnic cleansing.
|The police were out in force - looking for an excuse to stop the protest|
The Zionists’ leaflet also used what I call the Hitler defence. Israel has invented your micro-chip and mobile phone. All nonsense as these are US companies or their Israeli subsidiaries operating under license. But this is a familiar argument which says that whatever else he did, at least Hitler built the autobahns and made the trains run on time etc.