[Dublin Event] Land Day Protest: One Year of the Great March of Return (IPSC)
On Saturday 30th March between 1pm and 2pm please join us at Dublin’s Spire 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, a 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 protestors 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 Irish government, continues to refuse to act to sanction Israel in any manner. We ask you to join with us for an hour to mark the first anniversary of these historic protests for justice for Palestinians.
Our speakers on the day will include:
Asad Abushark – International Spokesperson for the Great March of Return
Fatin Al Tamimi – Chairperson of the IPSC
Ronit Lentin – Chair of Academics for Palestine
And a live link to a Great March of Return activist in Gaza
Following the protest we invite you to come and hear from award winning Palestinian political cartoonist and artist Mohammed Sabaneeh. To mark Palestinian Land Day, Mohammed will be delivering a public talk and an exhibition of his work at 2.30pm in the Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Details of that event are here.