Land Day Protests for Gaza: One Year of the Great March of Return
On Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March there will be mobilisations in Derry, Dublin, Belfast and Limerick to respond to the call from Gaza to mark the first anniversary of the heroic Great March of Return and to protest against the escalation of attacks on Gaza. The date also marks the 43rd Anniversary of Palestinian Land Day.
Friday 29th March – Derry, 7pm – 8pm, Free Derry Corner
Saturday 30th March – Dublin, 1pm – 2pm, The Spire, O’Connell St
Saturday 30th March – Beflast, 3pm – 4pm, City Hall
Saturday 30th March – Limerick, 4pm – 5pm, Thomas Street
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.