Victory to the Intifada picket of M&S takes BDS message to Oxford Street (15/10/15)

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On 15 October, comrades from the RCG joined a variety of pro-Palestine activists on a picket of Marks and Spencer's flagship shop on Oxford Street. The picket, called and organised by the RCG campaign 'Victory to the Intifada', was held weekly for thirteen years in previous Palestinian intifadas (uprisings), and for three months in 2014 following the brutal Israeli assault on Gaza. M&S is one of many British businesses which sell huge amounts of Israeli produce, but it also offers political support to Zionism. The Palestinian people called for a 'Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions' (BDS) campaign against Israel in 2003. With the Palestinian people rising up against the Zionist occupation once again, in what many are calling the 'Third Intifada', the picket took the message of support for the Palestinian resistance to the streets, and called for a boycott of M&S and all companies supporting Israel. The response was overwhelming, with chants of 'Free Palestine!' drowning out the tiny but aggressive Zionist counter-picket. End British support for Israel!

Keep an eye on the Victory to the Intifada facebook page for further events, in London and around the country: https://www.facebook.com/victory2palestine

Read more of our coverage of the Palestinian struggle: http://www.revolutionarycommunist.org/middle-east/palestine

Read more about M&S support for Israel: http://www.revolutionarycommunist.org/campaigns/palestine-campaign/1353-marks-and-spencer-ally-of-israel

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