Global Day of Action for Palestine – Irish events!
Saturday 22nd May is a Global Day of Action in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Pandemic-safe, masked and socially distanced solidarity events are being organised throughout Ireland. Below are some of the ones that we are aware of.
Dublin: March for Palestine – 2pm, The Spire, O’Connell Street (Details here)
Belfast: Speak out for Palestine – 3pm, Customs House Square (Details here)
Derry: Rally for Palestine – 3pm, Free Derry Corner (Details here)
Limerick: Vigil for Palestine – 12.30pm, Bedford Row
Ennis: Vigils for Palestine – Undisclosed times & locations (Message organisers to register – Details here)
Tralee: Rally for Palestine – 1.30pm, The Square
Navan: Vigil for Palestine – 2pm, Kennedy Plaza
Newbridge: Vigil for Palestine – 2pm, Langton Cross, opposite McLoughlins (Details here)
Celbridge: Gathering and stall – 11.30am, outside Castletown Gates (Details here)
Maynooth: Gathering and stall – 1.30pm, The Square
Galway: Vigil – 2pm, The Prom, Salthill
Waterford: Vigil – 2pm, John Roberts Square (Details here)
Wexford: Vigil – 2pm, Wexford Bridge (Details here)
Cork: Rally – 2pm, Cork City Library, Grand Parade
Clones: Vigil – 4pm, The Diamond
Portlaoise: March for Palestine – 3pm, St. Peter & Paul’s Church
Letterkenny: Vigil – 3pm, Market Square
Kilkenny: Vigil – 11am, The Tholsel
New Ross: Vigil – 1.45pm, O’ Hanrahan Bridge
Carlow: Vigil – 10am, Town Park
Carrick-on-Suir: Vigil – 1.30pm, Meet at Junction Bar at 1.30pm
Dungarvan: Vigil – 2.30pm
Drogehda: Vigil – 2pm, The Thosel
(Note that not all of these events are organised by the IPSC, and speakers do not necessarily reflect the views of the IPSC)
At the time of writing, more than 200 people have been killed in Israel’s ongoing assault on the people of Gaza. They include more than 60 children and 30 women, meaning that women and children make up nearly half of all the dead.
Hundreds more have been wounded, already overflowing hospitals have been bombed, media offices and educational facilities have been attacked, and hundreds of homes have been destroyed – all war crimes in violation of international law. Tens of thousands of people are homeless, now jammed together for shelter in 50 UN schools, during a pandemic in an area already ravaged by Covid19! Israel even bombed the one Covid-testing laboratory in Gaza!
In the West Bank, Israeli occupation forces are attacking Palestinian demonstrators with live fire, so-called rubber bullets, and tear gas, so far killing twenty and injuring hundreds.
In Jerusalem and inside the Apartheid State of Israel itself, mobs of rightwing Israeli are given almost free reign to rampage in Palestinian areas chanting “Death to Arabs”, all under the protection of the Israeli police.
Join us on Saturday to show your solidarity with the Palestinian people, your anger at Apartheid Israel’s crimes, and to demand action from our government!