3 June, Vancouver: Free Walid Daqqah! Picket and Info Stand

Saturday, June 3
2:00 pm
CBC Vancouver (700 Hamilton St)

Join Samidoun Vancouver for a picket and information stand outside the CBC offices in Vancouver on Saturday, June 3. Walid Daqqah, the Palestinian prisoner and intellectual, was once again denied early release on May 31 by Israeli occupation authorities, despite the fact that his life is in severe danger at every moment and he is suffering from a rare cancer, myelofibrosis, that requires treatment outside the prison. His family has declared this to be an “authorization for his execution.”

Walid Daqqah is one of 4,900 Palestinian prisoners — including 600 sick and ill prisoners subjected to systematic medical neglect — locked up by the Israeli occupation regime. Meanwhile, the CBC and the Canadian government continue their silence and complicity in the occupation of Palestine, leaving the stories of Palestinians uncovered and refusing to so much as say “Palestine” on air.

Join us to speak out outside the CBC offices in Vancouver on Saturday, 3 June at 2 pm. Distribute material and raise your voice for Walid Daqqah, for Palestinian prisoners and for a free Palestine from the river to the sea.

With any questions or for more info, email vancouver@samidoun.net

This event is taking place on the unceded and occupied territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples. The organizers stand in full solidarity and support of Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination and with the ongoing movements to defend land, water and Indigenous peoples from plunder and settler colonialism.