Sunday, July 10, 2011

A hundred pro-Palestinian demonstrators arrested in Paris

One hundred and twenty people were arrested after being gathered Saturday, July 9 afternoon near the Hotel de Ville in Paris to demand the release of pro-Palestinian activists arrested Friday in Tel Aviv. The protesters were removed from the site to 16 hours and taken to different police stations in the French capital.

They did not report their collection to the authorities, said a police source. United behind a banner "Stop Israeli fascism. Shame on France accomplice", dressed in green T-shirts ("Free Palestine", "Palestine will live") and equipped with signs ("No to Gaza blockade"), they chanted slogans against Israel and called for the release of pro-Palestinian activists.

According to Israeli immigration authorities, 124 activists of the Palestinian cause in Europe and got refused entry to Israel remained held Saturday pending deportation. Also at the call of the movement Welcome to Palestine, a score of protesters gathered Saturday morning at the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle in Paris, before "to disperse themselves, after a hour, "officials said airport sources.

The day before, about fifty passengers had shown all day at Paris after being denied registration of their flight because they are on a list of "undesirables" sent from Israel.

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