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Palestine Solidarity with Murdered Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Trade union, Palestinian and community activists gathered in Derry city centre to highlight the recent execution of a Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. The event at Waterloo Place was organised by local members of the National Union of Journalists and was addressed by NUJ member Eamon McCann. A statement on behalf of the NUJ condemned the actions of the Israeli forces for the murder of fellow journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

After a minute's silence, the event was drawn to a close, as those in attendance marched from there onto Free Derry Corner, where Derry Palestine Committee held a short action marking Nakba.

A member of the IWW in Derry said following the event that "Sadly we are here yet again highlight the brutal murder of yet another fellow worker, the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. We are here to help extend our support and solidarity with fellow workers and the people of Palestine who are deliberately targeted by the Israeli state. We watched like many have, on our TV screens at the horror of mourners carrying the coffin of a murdered journalist being attacked by thugs in uniforms on the streets of occupied East Jerusalem.

"As a union we are here again to stand with many others on the streets of Derry to condemn the horrific actions of the Israeli State and its forces. We echo the calls made today in demanding an end to this terror and an end the apartheid state of Israel."

At Free Derry Wall a mural was unveiled while a spokesperson for the Derry Palestine Solidarity Committee gave a short speech to those gathered marking Nakba 74.

Footage of event HERE



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