Rally: Shut down Israeli Apartheid! Defend the right to protest!

Friday, July 29, 2011 - 17:30

Join this pro-Palestine protest as part of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign (BDS). Help shut down Max Brenner! Defend the right to protest! Defend the Boycott Israel 19!

Max Brenner Chocolates is a 100% Israeli-owned company belonging to the Strauss Group, the second largest Israeli food and beverage company. On the 'corporate responsibility' section of its website, the Strauss Group emphasises the support it gives to the Israeli army.

At the last BDS demonstration against Max Brenner's chocolate shop the Victorian police arrested 19 people. While simply standing with arms linked, chanting slogans in support of the Palestinians and the BDS campaign, peaceful protestors were attacked by what seemed to be Baillieu's new riot squad.

State Library, cnr Swanston & La Trobe sts, City.