Edinburgh supports Great March of Return

Taking our inspiration from Palestinians who resist the brutal Israeli occupation,
Edinburgh Action for Palestine organised a march and vigil on June 5, 2018.
A large crowd gathered in Edinburgh to mark 51 years of occupation (West Bank, E
Jerusalem, Gaza and Golan), and to commemorate the unarmed Palestinian
protestors killed in Gaza killed by the Israeli military during the current Great March of
The Great March of Return protests are organised by grassroots Palestinian groups
in Gaza. They are demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees (and their
descendants) who were forced to flee their homes when Israel was created in 1948.
The protestors are also calling for the end of Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.

The Edinburgh protest began with a march from Princes Street to the Royal Mile
where Protest in Harmony led the crowd in the singing of protest songs outside St
Giles Cathedral.

18-06-05 vigil for Gaza Protest in Harmony

The evening concluded with a short vigil where the names of the
120 unarmed protestors killed in Gaza were read out

18-06-05 vigil for Gaza Reading the names (2)18-06-05 vigil for Gaza Reading the names (1)
As we stand in solidarity with Palestinians, as we mourn their murders, it is important
to remember that they are not helpless victims but active resisters.

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