Sunday, July 23, 2006

Antiwar Demonstrations Growing

I've not read about these in the UK press so I thought I would post these reports as a challenge to the media blackout on anti-war demonstrations that are taking place in Israel:
Ynet News reports:

"Thousands march in Tel Aviv to protest Lebanon fighting, call on soldiers to refuse taking part in war. Clashes with passersby erupt during event, activists called 'traitors'".,7340,L-3279792,00.html

Haaretz :
"Anti-war Tel Aviv rally draws Jewish, Israeli Arab crowd"

A-Infos and Indymedia Israel both carried this report:
" A few thousand people of the coalition against the war from all over
the country converged in the municipal square, on Saturday evening.
People carried flags, banners, and placards. Leaflets were distributed
including the three picture placards distributed by anarchists. in them
one picture is of young girls writing "addresses" on canon shells to be
soon fired; the second of a heavy cannon firing and such shells near it;
the third was of two children killed by such canon shells. An organized
contingent of anarchists arrived with black flags, flags with the big
anarchist A, banners, and placards. After a while, there started a march
towards the Sinematec - clogging the main street. Along the march slogan
were chanted. The two hundred anarchists were very lively: chanted,
singed, danced, run from time to time, and lot of rhythmic noise.

At the end of the march the Sinematec square was too small for the big
crowd. During the speeches carried there people started to disperse."