Wednesday, July 06 · 11:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Seaforth Peace Flame Park
South end of the Burrard Street Bridge
As you may well know the people of Gaza are currently under siege by an Israeli blockade which makes their daily survival very difficult. A number of courageous people from around the world- as part of the Freedom Flotilla II stay human campaign- have put themselves on the line in an attempt to break this blockade and deliver much needed supplies to Gaza.
Their mission is both humanitarian and political. The Israeli blockade amounts to a collective punishment of Gaza’s 1.5 million population. The Canadian Boat to Gaza is currently in Greece and is being held up by Greek authorities. The US boat to Gaza is also being held up and the Captain has been arrested for attempting to set sail.
The crews of the Freedom Flotilla II campaign are committed to non-violently confront the blockade and to continue to work to see its end! In support of these brave people and on behalf of all the men, women and children of Gaza let us gather and show our support for their courage.
PEACE PICNIC! Bring some food to share! Bring an instument to play! Or just come and show your support! (If you make your own signs please keep the focus on Support for the Canadian boat to Gaza, free Gaza or Support for the Freedom Flotilla II)
Not only is the Israeli blockade cruel it is also illegal. For more info visit www.tahrir.ca