Inspite of this continuing harrassment, officers from the Greater Manchester Police seemed incapable of separating protestors from the counter demo. Only the persistent complaints of harrassed protestors, the presence of legal observers and repeated appeals to passers-by prompted a lethargic response on the part of the police. Officers made it plain that they had orders not to intervene. It is clear that Zioniat provocation is being allowed in the hope of eliciting am angry respose, enabling the police to close down the picket. At what level is this collusion between the police and the rabid fringe of Zionism being coordinated?
The public were clearly not impressed when individual members of the picket were surrounded and shouted at while they stood quietly and passively, being called racists and threatened with “harrassment to the grave”, “you better watch out for your children” [referring to two very young children], “we're going to kill you” and “we know your address”.
The Manchester picket against Marks and Spencers has endured assaults and harrassments from Zionists for nine months. Support for the picket and the presenc eof legal observers is always needed. If you wish to confront racism, apartheid and zionism, and the police's support for them, contact 07816547066.
Victory to the Intifada!