Anti-Israel protest in CT

2010-06-03 15:18
Cape Town – About a thousand demonstrators gathered in the Cape Town city centre to protest against Israel’s attack a Gaza bound flotilla carrying aid workers, police confirmed on Thursday.

The police were monitoring the situation, but told News24 the protest was peaceful.

The anti-Israeli protesters marched to Parliament to voice their condemnation over the attacks.

According to Eyewitness News, Muslim leaders said the South African government had blood on its hands as it continued to export arms to Israel.

Nine activists, of which most were from Turkey, were killed on Monday morning when Israeli commandos boarded the ships.

More than 600 people on board, including Cape Town journalist Gadija Davids, were arrested and detained as a result.

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