July 14, 2009

Irish tent solidarity with victims of Israeli home demolitions

From the Derry Journal:

'Tent City' in the Bog

Published Date: 14 July 2009
By Staff reporter

Dozens of anti-war activists from throughout the North West converged on Free Derry Corner yesterday to create their very own 'Tent City'.

The Derry action was just one of dozens of similar events held simultaneously in New York, Washington, Chicago, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, France, Spain, London, and Egypt on International Day against House Demolitions in Palestine.

It was organised in solidarity with hundreds of Palestinian families whose homes continue to be routinely demolished by the Israeli State.

The family-friendly day of action saw men, women and children gather together to pitch a tent in solidarity, as passing motorists beeped their car horns in support.

The temporary tent-dwellers were further encouraged by entertainment from Gawa Fusion, a Moroccan six-piece band, Bogside musician Declan McLaughlin and others.

See a whole lotta more pics at Irish Indymedia.


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