Protest: youth leagues condemn ‘illegal’ occupation of Gaza

2013-03-27 00:00

ABOUT 250 protesters gathered outside Durban’s International Convention Centre yesterday for the first day of the Brics summit, calling on the leaders of the five Brics nations to sever all trade and diplomatic relations with Israel.

The protesters, many from the Young Communist League (YCL), the South African Student Congress (Sasco) and the ANC Youth League, were carrying placards and banners describing Israel’s occupation of parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip as illegal.

A memorandum was handed to the Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Marius Fransman, by the protest leaders. The protest took place under the auspices of the global campaign, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions South Africa.

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