[Dublin] Nakba 69: March and ‘Moving Gallery’ remembering Palestinian refugees (IPSC)
On Saturday 13th May 2017 at 2pm, the IPSC will hold a ‘Moving Gallery’, where people will walk from St. Stephen’s Green (Grafton St entrance) to the Spire on O’Connell Street carrying large photographs from Al Nakba and Palestinian flags, and a giant key symbolising the Palestinian right of return to their homeland denied them by the State of Israel for 69 years. Update: We will also be making a stop at Dublin City Hall to mark the historic flying of the Palestinian flag from the building!
The event will take place to commemorate what Palestinians call Nakba Day which marks the 69th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (‘Catastrophe’) which saw the expulsion of over 750,000 Palestinians, forcibly uprooted from their homeland in an act of ethnic cleansing that facilitated the foundation of the State of Israel. Today, Palestinian refugees are once again caught up in the crisis, many of them risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean to flee the brutal civil war in Syria, endemic poverty and discrimination in Lebanon, and Israel’s cruel illegal siege of Gaza.
We are assembling at 1pm at the Grafton Street entrance to St. Stephens’ Green, Dublin 2 and will set off down Grafton St towards the Spire shortly afterwards.