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Support Palestine! - Northern Rally and Festival to take place in Sheffield

Sheffield PSC | 22.04.2007 20:20 | Palestine | Birmingham | Liverpool | Sheffield

On May 12th a coalition of Northern PSC branches is organising a major rally and festival calling for an end to 40 years of Israeli occupation and for justice in Palestine.

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Support Palestine! - Northern Rally and Festival to take place in Sheffield
Support Palestine! - Northern Rally and Festival to take place in Sheffield

The rally and festival of Palestinian culture will take place in Sheffield city centre and will combine a political rally and march with a variety of events and displays celebrating Palestinian culture and resilience, as well as highlighting the devastating impact of occupation, displacement and injustice.

The Sheffield rally will feature an outstanding line up of speakers, representing the breadth of support for the Palestinian cause. Speakers confirmed (to date) include Haim Bresheeth (film maker and anti Zionist), Prof. Hassassian (Palestinian Delegate to the UK), Ismael Patel (writer and Chair of Friends of Al Aqsa), Betty Hunter (Palestine Solidarity Campaign), Nahella Ashraf (Stop the War Coalition), Clare Short (MP). Other features of the day long event will include Palestinian dabke dancing, a fake checkpoint, at least two Apartheid Walls(!), Palestinian food, stalls and photographic displays. A marquee situated in Sheffield city centre will ensure the day catches the attention of Saturday shoppers. The march and rally will be entertained by samba bands and will include a 'Cyclists for Palestine' cyclecade! Other ideas currently being developed include a Boycott Market Stall featuring 'forbidden fruits and vegetables' and a display about Palestinian football, which will promote the boycott campaign against Israel's inclusion in Euro 2008.

The rally, which will be supporting the Enough! campaign, is being organised by a coalition of PSC branches in the north of England, and the initiative has been stimulated by the steady growth in local branches and branch activity in the north. Palestinian activists planning this event want to see branches, activists and individuals throughout the country support the event by organising coaches, train parties etc. and bringing plenty of support. Publicity material is available by emailing:

Sheffield PSC:

National PSC:

Enough! campaign:

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  1. football is not a matter of life and death — Israel V Iran in the play-offs would be