Saturday, January 03, 2009

The Invasion Begins: emergency protest tomorrow

From the Stop the War Coalition:

STOP ISRAEL'S CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
EMERGENCY PROTEST AGAINST GROUND INVASION
SECOND NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION CALLED
DAILY PROTESTS AT ISRAELI EMBASSY

Following the start of Israel's ground invasion of Gaza, an
emergency demonstration for Sunday 4 January and a daily
programme of protests has been announced, culminating in a
second national demonstration in London on Saturday 10
January. (See below for details.)

Israel is escalating its already barbaric attacks on Gaza by
sending in ground troops, which will inevitably lead to the
killing of yet more civilians, including many women and
children, and will deepen the humanitarian catastrophe which
the United Nations says Palestinians are suffering.

UN representative Richard Falk says, "The magnitude, the
deliberateness, the violations of international humanitarian
law… warrant the characterisation of a crime against
humanity."

This crime against humanity has provoked nationwide anger
and outrage in Britain, as was shown by today's
demonstrations calling for an immediate end to Israel's
attacks on Gaza, with 50,000 demonstrators in London, 4000
in Manchester, 3000 in Edinburgh, and many thousands more
around the country.

EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION
SUNDAY 4 JANUARY 2.00 PM
ISRAELI EMBASSY, KENSINGTON HIGH STREET
Following Israel's ground invasion, an emergency
demonstration has been called for Sunday, 4th January at
2.00 pm. (Nearest tube High Street Kensington).

DAILY PROTESTS AT THE ISRAELI EMBASSY
There will be daily protests at the Israeli Embassy from
Monday 5 January to Friday 9 January, at 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm.

NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION: SATUDAY 10 JANUARY
The national demonstration on Saturday 10 January is planned
to march to the Israeli Embassy. Stop the War is asking all
its local groups outside of London to book coaches or
arrange other transport to help make this the biggest
demonstration yet seen in this country in the cause of
Palestinian freedom.