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A small protest on Little Wategos

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Recently a small group from the Byron Friends of Palestine trekked across the sand to Little Wategos to send a message to passers-by.

A small but dedicated group gathered at Little Wategos. Photo supplied.

The seven gathered with rakes, builders string and pegs and Palestinian flags.

‘We took advantage of the low tide and raked our messages on the sand so they could be seen from a lookout on the lighthouse path,’ said Gareth Smith. ‘We were encouraged by some surfers and by a nude septuagenarian and discussed our reasons for the action with a Christian Zionist.

‘We plan to regularly repeat this protest as a small way for us to Think Globally and Act Locally given the media blackout on the unfolding Gazan tragedy.’

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  1. Listen here you lot , be happy you are here and not in the middle East.. their will never be Pease in the
    Middle East unfortunately.. protest at your homes
    Its way to political… for Byron…

  2. Good on you for choosing such a dignified way to make a statement. I fully support your cause. I don’t understand everything that goes down over there but it is obvious to every fair minded person that the Palatinian people are being bullied and denied justice by Israel. As far as I’m concerned you have every right to protest and make a statement. Israel like China would like to silence people like you to keep,the truth hidden., stay strong


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