Watch: Speeches from the National Demonstration for Freedom and Justice in Palestine
On Saturday 9th August 2014, over 10,000 people march from the Spire in Dublin to the Israeli Embassy in an incredible show of opposition to the Israeli attacks on Gaza and in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Their message was simple, “it’s time for freedom and justice for Palestine”. When the huge crowd reached its destination, they were address by several speakers. The videos of most of these speeches are below.
Freda Hughes, Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign spokesperson
Martin O’Quigley, Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign chairperson
Dr. Yaser Alashqar, Palestinian educationalist from Gaza
Trevor Hogan, former Irish rugby international and member of Gaza Action Ireland.
Ronit Lentin, Jewish-Israeli Professor in Trinity College Dublin and member of Academics for Palestine.
Eamonn McCann, journalist and member of Derry Anti War Coalition
Videos courtesy of USiLive Ireland, Connolly Media Group and iDirectMovies