UK EVENT: Counter-demonstration to Pro-Israel Rally, Trafalgar Square, London, UK

Islamic Human Rights Commission

2nd May 2002

UK EVENT: Counter-demonstration to Pro-Israel Rally, Trafalgar Square, London, UK, 6th May 2002

IHRC has noted the many requests from campaigners to organise an official counterdemonstration to the provocative pro-Israel rally. This rally clearly heralds support of a state which has pursued genocidal policies against the indigenous peoples of the region over many years, most recently in Jenin.

It has become apparent that there will be many supporters of Palestine going to Trafalgar Square regardless of whether there is an organised counter demonstration or not. Whilst no-one can stop any protestor who wishes to intermingle with that rally, we suggest that protestors join the counterdemonstration at its appointed place so as to:

(a) succeed in sending out a clear signal of opposition to this Israeli rally

(b) distinguish us from the pro-Israeli demonstrators (mixing within the rally can unwittingly help swell the numbers of Zionist supporters

The counterdemonstration is open to all peoples of conscience regardless of their background to peacefully and loudly oppose the racism, genocide and oppression of Zionism.

The counter demonstration will take place between Admiralty Arch and Trafalgar Square (exact position to be confirmed tomorrow) to coincide with and oppose the Zionist demonstration commencing at 2.00pm. Please be prompt.

For more information please contact us on the numbers below or check the website. Please forward this information widely.

“And what reason have you that you should not fight in the way of Allah and of the weak among the men and the women and the children, (of) those who say: Our Lord! Cause us to go forth from this town, whose people are oppressors, and give us from Thee a guardian and give us from Thee a helper.”

Holy Qur’an: Chapter 4, Verse 75

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