Vienna marks Palestinian Prisoners’ Day with protest, calls to action

Vienna marks Palestinian Prisoners’ Day with protest, calls to action

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BDS Austria and the Palästinensischen Jugend Österreich (Palestinian Youth in Austria) organized a demonstration on Sunday, 17 April marking Palestinian Prisoners’ Day at Stephansplatz in Vienna.

Participants distributed information and posted art displays, large signs and banners highlighting the struggles of Palestinian prisoners, and calling for the boycott of Israel. A long panel of displays highlighted various aspects of the situation of 7,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including over 400 children and approximately 700 Palestinians held without charge or trial under administrative detention.

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Participants distributed information and materials to passersby about the situation in Palestine, their banners, artwork and displays with large Palestinian flags drawing attention in the crowded square.

Photos by BDS Austria and the Palästinensischen Jugend Österreich