[Derry] Great March of Return Gaza – First Anniversary (IPSC)
On Friday 29th March at 7pm the Derry Branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign would like you to join with us at Free Derry Corner between 7pm and 8pm to respond to the call from Gaza to mark the first anniversary of the heroic Great March of Return. The date also marks the 43rd Anniversary of Palestinian Land Day.
Since 30th March 2018, each Friday, for a whole year, Palestinian refugee protesters have been marching to the fence in Gaza that separates them from the homes their families were driven from in 1948. These protesters have sacrificed so much to ensure the world hears their call for freedom, justice, equality and return. Over 260 people have paid the ultimate price, with many thousands more being injured as Israeli occupation forces fire into crowds of unarmed demonstrators. These protests were inspired by the events of Palestinian Land Day when, on March 30th 1976, Israeli police shot and killed 6 unarmed protesters and wounded hundred more in protests against land theft – an anniversary that has been marked every year since.
Sadly, the international community, including the UK & Irish governments, continue to refuse to act to sanction Israel in any manner. We ask you to join with us in this vigil to mark the first anniversary of these historic protests for justice for Palestinians.
We look forward to seeing you there.