There was a huge demonstration against Trump in Sheffield. Palestine Solidarity members were there.
We in PSC have specific reasons to oppose Donald Trump. The move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem as encouragement to Israel’s land theft, the military diplomatic and economic support for Israel. There is also the fear that the US is encouraging support for conflict against Iran. Come if you can.
Adam Samara is Cycling from Leeds to Amsterdam to protest against the killing of Razan al Najjar and the other 118 unarmed Palestinians killed by Israeli snipers. This (11th June) is the second day of his 600 mile journey.
A few of us wished him well for the next 50 miles of his ride. He will be in Loughborough tonight.
Saturday 9th June a group of us gathered to protest against the killing of Razan al-Najjar. The 21 year old medic was murdered by Israeli snipers on June 1st. Her mother said ‘She thought the white coat would protect her’ . The protest was at Peace in the Park.
Eitan Bronstein was in Sheffield Tuesday 22nd May to address a public meeting organised by Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign. The meeting was called Why the Nakba still matters. Eitan Bronstein is a founder member of Zochrot. Zochrot organizes tours of Israeli towns, which include taking displaced Palestinians back to the areas they fled or were expelled from in 1948 and afterwards. The group erects street signs giving the Palestinian history of the street or area they are in. Zochrot sees this as causing “disorder in space”, raising questions about naming and belonging. A key aim is to “Hebrewise the Nakba” by creating a space for it in the public discourse of Israeli Jews.[
There was a lively protest at the under 17 UEFA game in Chesterfield. About 30 of us pointed out that Israel breaks UEFA rules on Racism and settlements. (The issue of borders of Europe was also mentioned.)
There are a few more pictures here
This is from Saturday’s protest. The media continue to refuse to publish the shooting of unarmed protesters in Gaza. Even the killing of unarmed children goes unreported. Those of us who believe that it is the right of all human beings to live in peace and dignity must campaign to ensure that our media and our ‘leaders’ end their silence. On Saturday 12th May there will be a protest on the 70th anniversary of the Naqba. It has been 70 years of oppression and injustice which has led to today’s Israeli Apartheid. Come, tell your friends, workmates, and family.
12 noon,12th May, Sheffield Town Hall
About 50 people came to the protest in solidarity with the protesters in Gaza. Israel has killed about 36 unarmed protesters over the last few weeks. They are demanding a basic human right, the right of return to their homes, in what is now Israel. Unarmed protests are met with gunfire. More pictures are here.