Issued 17 May 2019
It has been brought to our attention that this year’s Zionist counter-demonstration against al-Quds day will include Zionists who have threatened to shoot pro-Palestine activists as well as fascist groups.
Every year we see a coalition of Zionists and far-right extremists join together to abuse our attendees. After lasts years event one of the Zionists threatened to return and shoot people. The police and Home Secretary are aware of these threats but are yet to take action.
It is crucial that we do not allow these racists to scare us in to silence. We urge people to attend al-Quds day to show their solidarity with the Palestinians. On the day remain vigilant, remain safe, but most of all let us collectively stand up to the fascists and Zionism.
We would like to issue the following security guidance to all attendees:
If possible travel to and from the event with friends / family. Being in a group will give you greater security.
If you are using public transport: Please arrive using Westminster station (Jubilee line, Circle line, District line). Walk through Parliament Square on to Abingdon Street. Turn right on to Great Peter Street and then left On to Marsham Street. The Home Office building will be on your left hand side.
Please leave using Westminster station (Jubilee line, Circle line, District line). Our stewards will direct you towards the station.
If you are coming from outside London, please follow the instructions from your group lead about pickup points / logistics.
If you see anything suspicious please report to it a police officer, steward (orange bibs) or security officer (light blue bibs).
If you are able to do so safely, please film the Zionist and fascist counter-demonstrators when they are shouting racist abuse. Please share this with IHRC.
If they use physical violence, move away and alert a police officer, steward (orange bibs) or security officer (light blue bibs).
Do not engage with the fascist counter demonstrators as they will be violent and abusive.
Please stay safe and contact us if you have any questions about the event on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8904 4222.