Governments around the world are putting increasing pressure on Palestine solidarity activists as the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign begins to worry Israel.
On July 1st police violently attacked a peaceful demonstration outside Max Brenner in QV. Nineteen protesters were dragged off and arrested in the process of speaking out against Max Brenner’s support of the Israeli Army which is responsible for the ongoing genocide against the Palestinian people. Arrests of political activists on this scale have not been seen in Melbourne’s CBD for years. Scores of protesters were pushed to the ground and one young woman had her shoulder dislocated after up to 100 police officers surrounded the demonstration and repeatedly charged at participants. The attack by police was totally unprovoked, and clearly politically orchestrated.
Civil liberties lawyer Rob Stary, whose firm is defending the protesters, said the arrests showed that “the new Victorian government is prepared to criminalize legitimate dissent.”
Join us in a night of auctions, raffles, live music and more – all over a delicious halal/vegetarian dinner.
To book tickets or for more information, call Thomas on 0405 578 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
– Solidarity Needed! – funds to pay fines and legal costs.
– Defend the right to protest! – this case is an attack on the hard-won right to peaceful protest and must be challenged by all those who value civil liberties.
– Free Palestine! – support a continued campaign against Israeli Occupation at a time when Zionists are increasing the pressure on their opponents both in Palestine and around the world.
Friday, September 23 · 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Melbourne University – Student Union Members’ Lounge