Manchester, 14 January: Boycott Barclays Protest

Saturday, January 14
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester
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As part of an international day of action called by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network for the release of Ahmed Sa’adat and all prisoners of the occupation, we are calling on all anti-racists and BDS supporters to join protests in Manchester to highlight the reactionary role Britain is playing in the Middle East. As well as collaborating with the Israeli occupation and its prison system the British government continues to support war on Syria, arming Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other fascist forces. Parliament has also voted to support the Saudi-US war on Yemen.

Barclays bank is a symbol of the warmongering of the British ruling class. It invests in arms companies that are complicit in the war crimes of the Israeli, Saudi and Turkish regimes. Its funding for Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems show that years after providing loans to the apartheid regime in South Africa, Barclays is still supporting racism, war and occupation. It has to be a focus of BDS campaiging and of protest against imperialist attempts to redivide the Middle East.

Organized by Manchester Boycott Israel Group