- Created: Sunday, 18 May 2014 15:53
- Written by London Branches
On 15 June comrades and supporters of the Revolutionary Communist Group took to Oxford Street in central London to show solidarity with Palestine on the day Palestinians refer to as the Nakba (the Disaster). The Nakba commemorates the period in 1948 when over 700,000 Palestinians had to flee their homes, or were physically removed, during the vicious war on Palestinian people by the newly-founded Israeli state. During this period Israel took vast swathes of the Palestinian territory and no Arab-Palestinian state was created.
The protest took place outside Marks and Spencer as it is a British high street business that has vast trade links with Israel. The campaign Victory to the Intifada continues to take an active part in the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions street movement to put pressure on the British state to cease financial support with racist and apartheid Israel.