FROM INDYMEDIA: On Monday, Israeli special forces attacked an aid flotilla bound for Gaza in international waters. The commandos have killed at least 10 (up to 19) people and injured dozens of others, mostly Turkish nonviolent activists who were aiming to break Israel’s siege with humanitarian supplies. Israel attacked all of the ships in the flotilla, but the killings seem to have happened on the flagship Mavi Marmari.

Protests have been called for this Saturday across the country with three demands;

  • End the killings of activists and Palestinians
  • Demand an End to the Siege of Gaza
  • Tell John Key to, “EXPEL THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR”

Al Jazeera reports |  Zblog analysis | Info on Gaza Blockade | Socialist Aotearoa

The situation is no less severe now as many of the humanitarian activists are currrently in Israeli prisons, which is why casualties have not been officially determined.  Consequently, these actvists are in further danger of abuse and murder at the hands of the Israeli state.

Protests erupted quickly all over the world in Ankara, Athens, London, Paris and Stokholm.  Emergency meetings took place Tuesday evening in Auckland and Wellington and a national day of action will take place this Saturday. 

Christchurch

Cathedral Square, 12pm.

Auckland

Protest march, meet in Aotea square at 1:00 pm.  Bring banners, placards, whistles and some spare shoes.

An interfaith candlelight vigil outside the U.S consulate this Friday from 5-7.

Wellington

Meet at 12noon, Saturday 5 June @ the Bucket fountain in Cuba Mall, Wellington

  • End the killings of activists and Palestinians
  • Demand an End to the Siege of Gaza
  • Tell John Key to, “EXPEL THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR”
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