Barclays: Don’t Bank on Apartheid – Day of Action

Barclays: Don't Bank on Apartheid - Day of Action


1st Oct 2022    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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This Saturday 2pm Piccadilly Gardens: Protest: National Day of Action to Boycott Barclays Bank for their Investment in Israeli Arms companies

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly Gardens at 2.00 PM Saturday 1st October 2022.We will also be supporting the 30 Palestinian hunger striking prisoners who announced their strike last week.

Barclays invest in Israeli Arms Company Elbit Systems who build most of Israel’s drones and provide the cybersecurity for Israeli prisons.Demand Barclays Bank stop investing in arms companies supplying Israel with weapons and military technology used to assault Palestinians.In August 2022, Israel once again bombarded the besieged Gaza strip, home to over 2 million Palestinians. The attack killed 49 Palestinians, including 17 children.

In the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military continues its armed raids of dozens of Palestinian towns including Jenin and Nablus, where dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers since the start of 2022.

Barclays invests over £1billion+ in arms companies supplying Israel, as well as providing them with financial services. This includes investment in Israeli arms manufacturer, Elbit Systems. Elbit Systems specialises in the production of military technology, surveillance systems, and military drones – used to brutalise Palestinians in Israel’s repeated bombardments of the Gaza Strip.

In 2018 we won the campaign to get HSBC to end their investments in Elbit Systems. Now we must keep the pressure on Barclays Bank to cut ties with Israel’s worst arms company.

2pm in Piccadilly Gardens this Saturday – come stand for Palestine and please share.

Supported by: Youth Front for Palestine Manchester Palestine Action Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign People for Palestine Manchester Manchester Jewish Action for Palestine Big Ride for Palestine Manchester Stands United 4 Palestine Manchester Youth for Palestine Freedom for Palestine Soc UoH Palestinian Community Association – Northwest Palestinian Forum Muslim Association of British GM Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Greater Manchester Stop the War Coalition Whalley Range Peace and Justice Jewish Voice for Labour (Manchester)

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