With chants of “G4S: You can’t hide! You support apartheid!” and “Boycott, Divest, Drop G4S” a group of Palestine solidarity activists in Vancouver announced their campaign calling for the Canadian Air Transportation Security Authority (CATSA) to drop its contract with British security company and occupation profiteer G4S. The activists converged on the Aviation Office of G4S Canada near the Vancouver International Airport, accompanied by songs of struggle from Solidarity Notes Choir, where they held a short program. Aiyanas Ormond said that “the G4S business model is fundamentally about protecting the interests of the rich and the powerful against the poor and oppressed, in Palestine and around the world” and Khalil Mansour highlighted that these actions of solidarity “give hope to the ones back home, and help them sustain their resistance to occupation”. Spokespeople then attempted to deliver a letter to the office, but were met with a locked door and silence. The statement was therefor attached to the door.
The Drop G4$ Campaign is initiated by Canada Palestine Association, Independent Jewish Voices, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoners Solidarity Network and International League of Peoples Struggle.
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