Nearly 300 people gathered in Toulouse, France for a Palestinian Prisoners’ Day afternoon organized by anti-imperialist collective Coup Pour Coup 31 on 17 April.
Part of the 10 Days of Popular Self-Defense with activities throughout the city, the afternoon included food and music by Chaabi Kabyle, letter-writing to Palestinian prisoners and prisoners for Palestine, including Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, the Lebanese communist struggler imprisoned for 32 years in French prisons; Khalida Jarrar; Ahmad Sa’adat; Shireen Issawi, and more. The event also followed a protest for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day on Thursday, 14 April in Toulouse.
The event featured a massive graffiti-art banner with the slogan, “Free Palestine” and calls to free Abdallah, Sa’adat and Jarrar. Participants also focused on the struggles and lives of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, denied their right to return to Palestine generation after generation for over 68 years. A film was screened on Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and nearly 1200 EUR were raised to support the Palestinian Youth Center in Ain el-Helweh Camp in Lebanon.
Photos via Coup Pour Coup 31. Full report in French: http://www.couppourcoup31.com/2016/04/pres-de-300-personnes-a-l-aprem-palestine-a-toulouse.html