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PRESS RELEASE: UK / Palestine – Annual Al-Quds Day March and Rally, 13 September, 2009

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PRESS RELEASE: UK / Palestine – Annual Al-Quds Day March and Rally, 13 September, 2009 to be addressed by Rabbis and Imams in support of Palestine

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Justice for Palestine Committee
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07 September 2009

PRESS RELEASE: UK / Palestine – Annual Al-Quds Day March and Rally, 13 September, 2009 to be addressed by Rabbis and Imams in support of Palestine

Event:         Al-Quds Day March and Rally
Location:    Start at Marble Arch, march to rally at Trafalgar Square, London
Date:        13 September (Sunday), 2009
Time:        1.30pm onwards
Speakers:    Yvonne Ridley, Taji Mustapha, Shaykh Mohammed Saeed Bahmanpour, Anas Al-Takriti, Daud Abdullah, Rabbi Ahron Cohen, Yousef el Helou and others.  
Supporting
Organisations: Ahulbayt Islamic Mission, British Muslim Initiative, CAMPACC, FOSIS, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Friends of Lebanon, Islamic Forum of Europe, Innovative Minds, Islamic Centre of England, Islamic Human Rights Commission, Islamic Student Association UK, Muslim Association of Britain, Muslim Council of Britain, Neturei Karta, Palestine Return Centre, Respect Party and Stop the War Coalition.

This year, unity in support of the Palestinian struggle for freedom is stronger than ever, as campaigners and activists from all walks of life gather together.

The Al-Quds Day march and rally takes place every year.  Those who join it stand in support of the Palestinians and all oppressed peoples of the world.

The London march and rally has always drawn support from a wide base, including Muslims, Jews, Christians, non-believers and those of other faiths.

This year is no exception.

In the last two years, Al-Quds Day has been targeted by counter-demonstrators, last year comprising Zionist, white supremacist, Iranian communist and nationalist groups.  Last year, a section of the march was attacked by counter-demonstrators.

Speaking on behalf of the organisers, Massoud Shadjareh said:

“The symbolism of Al-Quds Day is as powerful now as when it first began some thirty years ago.  We see Muslims, Jews, Christians, people of many faiths and none stand together in support of the oppressed.  

“Those who oppose freedom and justice for the Palestinians have tried to intimidate and demonise.  They need to realise that those who support justice, will not be so easily put off. We stand as one. ”

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