UK,London: Picket in Support of the #Gaza Protestors

Over 100 people were arrested last year after demonstrating against the Israeli invasion of Gaza. Seventy-eight were charged with violent disorder, and many were given deterrent sentences of  up to two and a half years for as little as throwing a plastic bottle. Almost all of those charged are very young and from Muslim backgrounds.

Ten protestors will appeal against their sentences on Tuesday 13 July. If successful, the appeals will impact on all current and any future cases where the courts try to pass deterrent sentences.
A picket has been called at the appeal court at 9am, calling for the release of all those imprisoned, the dropping of any further charges, an end to the intimidation of the Muslim community and in defence of the right to protest.
Called by Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, CND, Palestine Forum of Britain.