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Protest in Cork today at Israeli massacre

category cork | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Monday May 31, 2010 18:36author by John Jefferies - Workers Party Report this post to the editors

Widespread condemnation of commando attack

Some photos of today's lunchtime protest in Cork at the overnight Israeli commando attack on part of the Gaza aid flotilla. Among those who spoke was Jim Lane, himself a lifelong activist, who is the father of Dr. Fintan Lane. Over 100 people attended the protest at short notice and a group later marched to Cork City Hall, calling on the Lord Mayor to open a book of condolences and to demand the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador.
Cork Palestinian Solidarity Campaign banner
Cork Palestinian Solidarity Campaign banner

Some photos of today's lunchtime protest in Cork at the overnight Israeli commando attack on part of the Gaza aid flotilla. Among those who spoke was Jim Lane, himself a lifelong activist, who is the father of Dr. Fintan Lane. Over 100 people attended the protest at short notice and a group later marched to Cork City Hall, calling on the Lord Mayor to open a book of condolences and to demand the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador.

Today's protest was organised by the Cork Branch of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and supported by a broad range of groups including the Workers Party, Sinn Féin, the Socialist Party, Socialist Workers Party, Workers Solidarity movement, Cork Council of Trade Unions and many other groups and individuals.

Many of those who spoke referred to local activist Dr. Fintan Lane who was on board one of the ships which was close to the one which was attacked. Speakers praised Fintan for his work over many years and expressed concern on his behalf and on behalf of the other Irish and international activists.

Cllr Ted Tynan (Workers Party)
Cllr Ted Tynan (Workers Party)

Cllr. Mick Barry (Socialist Party)
Cllr. Mick Barry (Socialist Party)

Jim Lane, father of Dr. Fintan Lane addresses the crowd
Jim Lane, father of Dr. Fintan Lane addresses the crowd

Sinn Féin including Cllr. Jonathan O'Brien
Sinn Féin including Cllr. Jonathan O'Brien

author by John Jefferiespublication date Mon May 31, 2010 18:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

sorry got captions mixed up there

author by tracey - cork palestine linkpublication date Tue Jun 01, 2010 09:21author email palestinecork at gmail dot comauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

another rally today at 1pm in daunt square and vigil this evening at 6pm outside the modern clothes shop on patrick street, bring candles, banners, flags etc

author by tracey - cork palestine linkpublication date Tue Jun 01, 2010 20:28author address author phone Report this post to the editors

another sucessful rally in cork today at daunt square. loads of flyers were handed out and a boycott israeli goods action happened in tescos.
all israeli fruit and veg was gathered off the shelves and marked with boycott israeli goods stickers while leaflets explaining the action were handed out to customers and staff.
there will be a vigil at 6pm each evening this week on patrick street and another rally at 1pm at daunt square this saturday at 1pm

 
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