#Civil Rights
Taget:
the Home Office
Region:
United Kingdom

The arrest of over 100 people who demonstrated last year against the Israeli invasion of Gaza, the charging of 78 of them with violent disorder and the imprisonment of many of them for up to two and a half years is completely disproportionate. This police operation amounts to the persecution of protesters. It is made more alarming by the fact that almost all of those charged are from Muslim backgrounds.

The arrest of over 100 people who demonstrated last year against the Israeli invasion of Gaza, the charging of 78 of them with violent disorder and the imprisonment of many of them for up to two and a half years is completely disproportionate. This police operation amounts to the persecution of protesters. It is made more alarming by the fact that almost all of those charged are from Muslim backgrounds. We, the undersigned, demand:

The release of all those imprisoned;

That all further charges are dropped;

An independent investigation into the many complaints about police behaviour at the demonstrations which have all been rejected by the IPCC;

An end to the intimidation of the Muslim community;
The right to protest for all.

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The Defend the Gaza protestors petition to the Home Office was written by alistair and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.