21 March, Paris: Defend freedom of speech and the call to free Marwan Barghouti

tibi-barghouti1Monday, 21 March
11:00 am
Administrative Court of Montreuil
(Bus leaves City of Stains at 10:00 am)

The Mayor, Azzedine Taibi (of the French Communist Party) and the City of Stains have been called to the Administrative Tribunal of Montreuil, because the Prefect (representing the French state in the area) demanded the removal of banners from Stains’ City Hall calling for freedom for imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti.

Mayor Taibi refused to remove the banners (seen in photos here) and reject the claim that they are a “disturbance of public order” and “not of local interest.” In a statement, the town said, “More than ever, we proudly post on the front of our City Hall the values of peace and solidarity with the Palestinian people and all peoples. We will not yield to this serious attack on freedom of expression!”

Come out to support freedom of expression and the right to advocate for freedom for Palestinian prisoners, and support Azzedine Taibi and the City of Stains!