Gaza: March against Israel

2009-01-08 00:00

Cape Town — Thousands of people marched on Parliament yesterday to protest against Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip and to hand in a memorandum calling for sanctions against Israel.

The protestors — including Western Cape Premier Lynne Brown and a number of women and children — handed the memorandum to government officials at Parliament.

Protestors, including supporters of the Workers International Vanguard League and the Anti-War Coalition, carried placards slamming the actions of Israel and expressing support for Hamas.

Speakers slammed the extreme use of force by the Israeli forces which led to the deaths of civilians.

They said South Africa cannot turn a blind eye and should impose sanctions against Israel with immediate effect.

Some of the protestors called for a boycott of Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds and Coca-Cola, saying they are companies which support Israel.

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