15 April, Manchester: BDS protest: Manchester Day of Action for Palestinian Prisoners

Saturday, 15 April
12 pm – 3 pm
Piccadilly Gardens
Manchester, UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/424909251209003/

From 14-24 April protesters around the world will be standing in solidarity with the struggle for a free Palestine and for the release of all political prisoners in Israeli jails. Join the 15 April BDS rolling picket in Manchester targeting shops and banks which collaborate with the occupation. As we write, British foreign secretary Boris Johnson is defending Israeli airstrikes on Syria and calling for an end to boycotts on Israel. The University of Manchester acting to ban pro-Palestine events. And British banks like Barclays fund the arms companies fuelling the occupation. British imperialism is part of the problem and we have a duty to act. Bring megaphones, flags, banners, placards and people!

Support the Palestinian call for action:

“Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all organizations and groups that support justice, liberation and Palestinian freedom to organize events from 14-25 April in support of Palestinian prisoners, the prisoners’ movement’s collective hunger strike and demands, and the demand to end security coordination. 2017 is a year in which we mark 100 years of the Balfour declaration and colonization; 70 years of al-Nakba; 50 years of extended and intensified occupation. This is also the year to struggle for Palestinian freedom and support liberation for Palestinian political prisoners!”

For more info on the prisoners check out the Samidoun website:

Manchester Boycott Israel Group – Victory to Palestine!
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! (FRFI) Manchester
RCG – Revolutionary Communist Group
Victory to the Intifada