- Created: Tuesday, 26 May 2009 20:11
- Written by London FRFI
On Saturday 14 February, supporters of the Victory to the Intifada campaign led a vibrant rolling picket of companies that support Israeli apartheid in London's main shopping district.
The Oxford Street Intifada started at Marks and Spencer on Edgware Road and continued to Waitrose, Sainsburys, M&S Oxford St and Lloyds Bank on Oxford Street. The shops were targeted because they sell Israeli products. Lloyds TSB was targeted because of its refusal to allow the transfer of funds to Palestinian charity, Interpal.
A loud rally was held outside each shop. Protestors spoke on the megaphone, explaining the link between the sale of Israeli goods in Britain and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Thousands of people witnessed the protest, with hundreds stopping to take leaflets and sign a petition in support of a boycott of Israeli goods. The staff at Lloyds TSB were apparently so disturbed by the peaceful rally outside that they shut the branch.
A campaign of the Revolutionary Communist Group, Victory to the Intifada is open to all individuals and groups that support the Palestinian liberation struggle. We actively boycott Israeli goods, organising lively demonstrations to inform the British public and embarrass companies that support Israel. Our weekly picket of the M&S flagship store on Oxford St (Marble Arch end) is now in its eighth year and will continue, every Thursday 6-8pm, until M&S stops selling Israeli products. Please show your solidarity and join us.