Updated: 18/05/18 : 06:08:08
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Sligo solidarity vigil for Palestine

Members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Sligo gathered outside the G.P.O. yesterday (Thursday 17th May) to participate in a vigil to show solidarity with the people of Palestine and to protest against the killing of over 60 unarmed Palestinians and the wounding of thousands by Israeli military snipers earlier last week.

The protesters displayed Palestinian Flags and carried placards which read:  “End U.S. aid to Israel, “Boycott Israeli Goods”, “Freedom and Peace in Palestine”.

Local elected representatives including Cllr Declan Bree, Cllr Chris MacManus and Cllr Gino O’Boyle were among those who participated in the protest.

Spokesperson, Mr Corey Whyte, said, “the massacre and the continues human rights abuses being suffered by the Palestinian people and the continued occupation and destruction of Palestinian lands and Palestinian homes in breach of the Geneva Convention and numerous United Nations resolutions is an affront to all of us whole believe in freedom and democracy.

“We are calling on the government to expel the Israeli Ambassador and we are appealing to all people of conscience to join the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign that aims to compel Israel to respect Palestinian rights and international law.” he said.

Link: Sligo Today 18/5/2018