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June 18, 2024

Rally demands action over Gaza

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Saturday’s rally also demanded that federal Labor stop the Australian weapons trade with Israel. Photo Dean Jefferys

As the crisis in Gaza continues to escalate, a march through Byron’s streets last Saturday demanded immediate action from the Australian Labor government to stop the genocide and mass starvation of the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza.

Organisers say the protest was under the banner of ‘unity and solidarity’ and featured impassioned speakers, live music, t-shirt printing and a fair trade pali stall. 

Speakers and musicians include Nasser Mashni (APAN), Remah Naji (Justice for Palestine), Subhi Awad (NRFOP), Juman (Palestinian singer), Lucy Gallant, Immuna Flo, and Ella Bancroft.

A Northern Rivers Friends of Palestine spokesperson said, ‘We stand firmly for equal rights for all people, and any form of discrimination and hate speech will not be tolerated. Let’s remember our shared purpose: alleviating the suffering of innocent people facing grave danger. Through our collective advocacy, we can make a difference and save lives’.


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  1. If they really wanted an immediate ceasefire, they would be demanding that Hamas release all the Israeli hostages and surrender the rapists and murderers of October 7 to justice.

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