Thousands set for Palestine rally demanding end to Israeli occupation

6 June 2007 - 11:22am
Press release

The London protest has been organised by the ENOUGH! coalition of over 50 organisations, charities, trade unions, faith and campaigns groups.

Demonstrators will assemble at 1.30 pm in Lincoln's Inn Fields and march to a rally in Trafalgar Square.

They will be joined by representatives of the Palestinian people, members of the British and European parliament, trade unionists, representatives of different faiths, the Israeli peace movement and charities.

The speakers will include:

 

  • Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, Minister of Information in the Palestinian unity government
  • Bishop Riah Abu El Assal, former Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East
  • Professor Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian general delegate to the UK
  • Nathaniel Silverman, Israeli refusenik ex-soldier from the group Combatants for Peace

 

CONTACTS

Betty Hunter, Palestine Solidarity Campaign (+44) (0)7763384841

Ihtisham Hibatullah, British Muslim Initiative (+44) (0)7786 257120

Paul Collins, War on Want (+44) (0)20 7549 0584 or (+44) (0)7983 550728

NOTE TO EDITORS

The listed speakers are available for interviews.

 


 

EVENT National demonstration to mark the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War and the start of Israel's occupation, organised by the ENOUGH! coalition of charities, trade unions, faith and other groups.

DATE Saturday, 9 June 2007

TIME Protestors assemble at 1.30 pm in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC1 (Holborn or Embankment Tube) for a march to a rally in Trafalgar Square.

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