Tear down Israel’s apartheid wall, say demonstrators

Brisbane, July 9. Photo: Jim McIlroy

About 100 people rallied in Brisbaen’s King George Square on July 9 as part of an International Day of Action against the Israeli Apartheid wall in the West Bank. Demands of the rally were: Tear down the wall, End the occupation of Palestine, Equal rights for Palestinians, and Right of return for Palestinian refugees!

The rally featured a large banner depicting the wall, along with a series of placards describing the impact the wall has on Palestinian communities.

Arab-Australian activist Phil Monsour told the crowd: "The wall is intended to surround and intimidate the Palestinian people. It will not succeed."

Following the rally, the protesters marched through city streets to the main entrance to the Myer Centre, to highlight the campaign against the Israeli company Seacret, which operates a stall in the centre.

Speakers there called on the Myer Centre to refuse to allow an agency of the Israeli apartheid state to continue to trade from their premises.

For more information, visit www.justiceforpalestinebrisbane.org.