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Protesters in Cape Town call on SA govt to stand with Palestine

12 May 2021 4:36 PM
Tags:
Israel and Palestine
Israel Palestine conflict
Pro-Palestine protest
Stand with Palestinians

A group of demonstrators marched to Parliament and called on the SA government to do more to show support for the people of Palestine.

A pro-Palestine march was held in the streets of Cape Town earlier on Wednesday amid escalating violence in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

Protesters and some political parties say they have been shocked and appalled at the scenes of violence they were seeing on social media, reports Eyewitness News journalist Shamiela Fisher.

Some protesters have demanded that South Africa must take more action to show solidarity with Palestinians, considering our country's own recent history of oppression, Fisher reports.

People were extremely sad. There were so many people who participated in the march who... just burst out in tears.

Shamiela Fisher, Reporter - Eyewitness News

Their view is that... knowing what South Africa fought for in the past before democracy, South Africa should know what the Palestinians are going through and be the first ones to be taking action.

Shamiela Fisher, Reporter - Eyewitness News

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12 May 2021 4:36 PM
Tags:
Israel and Palestine
Israel Palestine conflict
Pro-Palestine protest
Stand with Palestinians

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