Galway/Gaza march,rally,public meeting: friday

09/01/2009 - 14:00

This Friday, 9th January, at 2pm people are being asked to assemble in the Westside Library car park , Galway to participate in a peace march in solidarity with the embattled Palestinian people of Gaza.

A host of voluntary bodies have come together under the umbrella “Galway Unite” to offer their support to Palestine.

Treasa Ní Cheannabháin, who last year famously broke Israel’s economic blockade of Gaza to bring aid to the people there, explained the importance of Friday’s peace march into Galway:
“People the world over have been silent too long about the holocaust being wreaked daily on the poor Palestinians. We have chosen 2pm on Friday, as that is the time Galway’s Moslems finish their prayers. The intention is to express our solidarity with the city’s Moslem community and walk together with them behind a banner calling for an “End to the Holocaust” against the Palestinian people. It is as simple as that.

Rally at Wide  statue, top of Shop Street, Galway at end of march (2.45?)

Public Meeting on Gaza with Khaled, Palestinian speaker, and Yousef Loughnane of NUIGalway Ireland/Palestine Society speaker . Imperial Hotel at 7.30pm

Discusion and organisation meeting, arranged by SWP Galway