Stop The War is estimating that 20,000 people attended the demo in London at the weekend. The demo was held to protest Israel’s continuing blockade of Gaza, and also to give voice to participants’ determination that Furkan Dogan, Ibrahim Bilgen, Ali HaydarBengi, Cevdet Kiliçlar, Çetin Topçuoglu, Necdet Yildirim, Fahri Yaldiz, Cengiz Songür, Cengiz Akyüz did not die in vain. Most of these activists were shot in the head at close range by Israeli commandos who had illegally boarded the Mavi Marmara in international waters.
Also at the weekend, a small but merry band of GPSC activists took to the streets of Cheltenham to encourage folk there to act where the UK government is seemingly unwilling to act. The stall was very well received by passers-by, with lots of people stopping to take free literature and leaving email addresses. And the central message – to boycott Israeli goods and institutions until such time as the State of Israel complies with international law – is, I’m pleased to report, slowly but surely permeating popular consciousness.
GPSC will be running further stalls in Cheltenham town-centre on the following dates:
All the above are Saturdays, and meeting point for all is the Mirage Cafe @ 1:45pm. Please do come and help if you can, even if just for a short while.