The People of Brighton Condemn Israel's War Crimes - Thursday November 15th 2012No sooner had word spread of Israel’s assassination of the Hamas’s Military Chief of Staff Ahmed al-Jabari and the attack by Israeli war planes against civilian targets, than hundreds of people took to the streets of Brighton to stage a demonstration. To chants of ‘Free Free Palestine’ and ‘What do we want? No War’ ‘1, 2, 3, 4 We Don’t Want Your Bloody War, 5, 6, 7, 8 Stop the Killing Stop the Hate’ ‘From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free’, ‘Stop the Killing, Stop the Crime, Israel Out of Palestine’ the people of Brighton made clear what their feelings were about Israel’s latest blitzkrieg. Just as Obama and William Hague and the world’s elites made their support for Israel’s latest war crimes crystal clear.
The demonstration started from Victoria Gardens, the scenes of triumphant demonstrations in April against Israel’s good friends, the fascist English Defence League, we marched to Ecostream - the ‘green; ethnic cleansing store which has recently opened to regular demonstrations in Western Road.
Once we reached there, after about half an hour, I spoke for a few minutes before we marched back down past the clocktower.
Tomorrow (Saturday) there will be another demonstration and a picket of Eco/Sodastream, the Israeli company based in the settlement of Mishor Adumim on the Occupied West Bank.
Below are some pictures from the demonstration.
|Police Protect Sodastream - Not a Shopper in Sight!|
|Police Protect 'Eco' Stream|
|Demonstration Makes its way through the throng of shoppers|
|Tony Greenstein speaking at the rally at 'Eco' Stream|
|Demonstration Makes its Way Down Western Road|
|'Eco'Stream - symbol of Zionist Barbarism|