EVENT ALERT: Protest in London against G4S; profiting from the Occupation


Date: 12 October 2012 (Friday)
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: G4S London Headquarters, Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QT.
Nearest Train/ Tube:  Victoria Tube Station

IHRC and Inminds are urging campaigners and activists to protest against G4S for their provision of expertise and security systems to Israeli prisons, and their complicity in the detention and torture of Palestinian children.

G4S is a British-Danish security firm and the protest will take place outside of their London headquarters on Friday 12 October 2012, 3:00pm.

We need all activists to participate in this direct action. We cannot allow G4S to get away with their actions, and by protesting we will be raising awareness of their crimes against the Palestinian people. 
This protest is part of an ongoing campaign by IHRC and Inminds against Israeli apartheid and this protest is just but one that will be targeting those that profit from the Occupation of Palestine.

Among some of the provisions made by G4S to the Israeli security apparatus include a perimeter defence system and command control centre for Ofer prison in occupied Palestine, and security systems for the al-Jalame interrogation centre in Israel.

G4S have also provided support to illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, and have business interests in maintaining Israeli checkpoints and the Apartheid Wall.

Ofer and al-Jalame are notorious for having housed Palestinian children in solitary confinement. The internment of children in solitary confinement, as well as their interrogation and torture, is made possible by the technological and logistical support provided by G4S.

The protest will also mark the 104 and 73 day respectively of Ayman Sharawna’s and Samer al-Issawi’s hunger strikes. Both are Palestinians imprisoned without charged by Israeli authorities under the illegal practise of “administrative detention” – where Palestinians are detained indefinitely without charge, and denied basic legal rights. The health of both hunger strikers deteriorates by the day, and Ayman Sharawna has become almost completely blind in one eye.

For more information please contact the Press Office of the IHRC at (+44) 20 8904 4222, or via email at media@ihrc.org. Alternatively, you can call (+44) 7903053362.
IHRC is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
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