Manchester Demonstration & March for 75th Anniversary of Nakba

Sunday 14th May Assemble 12.30pm

Meet at Costume Museum, Platt Fields Park, Platt Lane, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 5LL


March to mark the 75th anniversary of the Nakba – or catastrophe – which befell the Palestinian people in 1948 and continues to this day! Bring flags, banners, whistles and most of all your voices!

The Nakba – ‘the Catastrophe’ – is central to the Palestinian experience. In 1947- 49, 750,000 Palestinians were forced from their homes, land, villages, towns, and cities, never to be allowed to return. Thousands lost their lives amid sickening brutality. All lost their livelihoods and homeland.

More than 500 towns and villages were destroyed, most of them erased for ever from the map of what was to become the state of Israel. Some two-thirds of all Palestinians were displaced, giving birth to a Palestinian refugee population that now numbers close to seven million. The right of return remains a sacred principle for Palestinian.

The UN recognised the gravity of the Nakba last year, adopting Resolution A/77/L.24 to mark Nakba Day including plans for commemoration on May 15.
Supported by:
University of Manchester Friends of Palestine – Manchester Palestine Action – Youth Front for Palestine – Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign – United 4 Palestine – Manchester Youth For Palestine – Palestinian Forum – Muslim Association of Britain – Palestinian Community Group – Manchester Jewish Action for Palestine – Greater Manchester Stop the War Coalition – Greater Manchester CND – People for Palestine – Jewish Voice For Labour – Oldham Peace and Justice

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