About 40 people joined a “flash mob” action in the Myer Centre, Queen Street Mall, on June 3 to protest Seacret, as an Israeli company operating in Australia.
Seacret is a cosmetics firm that uses minerals from the Dead Sea, which is part of the Palestinian territory stolen by Israel over decades of invasion and oppression.
Participants in the flash mob occupied tables in the food court at Myers and chanted a song, beginning with the refrain, “We will boycott Israel! We will boycott Israel!”
They then trooped through the centre, chanting, “Free, free Palestine!”
Phil Monsour addressed protesters gathered outside in the mall: “We will not be silent over the continuing oppression of Palestine. We have a message to politicians, to condemn Israel over its aggression against the Palestinians.
“We have a message to the Myer Centre: We will not go away. Close the Seacret stall.
“We have a message to the Palestinian people. We will continue to support you until you achieve freedom and justice.”
Sarah Giles from Justice for Palestine urged people to help build a major rally to mark the International Day of the Israeli Apartheid Wall, on April 9, at 1pm, in King George Square.
[Visit http://www.justiceforpalestinebrisbane.org for more details.]