Demonstrators in New York City marked the twelfth annual Israeli Apartheid Week by rallying outside a local office of G4S to protest the British-Danish security company’s services to Israel’s prisons and detention centers, military and security forces, walls and checkpoints, and other occupation infrastructure on Friday, 4 March. The demonstration was part of a series organized weekly by area members of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network to support Palestinian political prisoners.
G4S is subject to an international boycott campaign, including calls from Palestinian prisoners and hundreds of Palestinian and international organization, for its extensive relationship in providing the equipment of repression and imprisonment to the Israeli occupation. European organizations are demanding that the European Commission end its contracts with G4S, as the European Parliament did years earlier, and activists in Canada are demanding that CATSA – the country’s transportation security agency – end its G4S contracts. Hundreds of organizations are demanding that the United Nations stop doing business with G4S – and UNICEF in Jordan just ended its contracts with the corporation.
Photos by Joe Catron.