IHRC starts pro-Palestine campaign as Al-Quds Day nears
The London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has launched its London bus campaign ahead of the Friday’s Al-Quds Day, aiming to highlight the ongoing human rights abuses in Palestine and Bahrain.
The IHRC has been using some 450 buses across the UK capital in order to call on people to support the struggle of Palestinians and Bahrainis for freedom and justice. “You can ban me from the US but we cannot be banned from campaigning on Human Rights and justice for all,” said the chair of IHRC, Massoud Shadjareh, at a bus depot in the northwestern London borough of Brent. Last year, the annual Al-Quds Day march in London, which started near BBC Broadcasting House in Portland Place and ended in Trafalgar Square, was hailed as the biggest congregation of human rights advocates in support of Palestine in the UK in as many years, with an estimated 6,000 people. Meanwhile, moves to tighten a boycott grip on the Israeli regime have gained momentum in the UK since April, when Britain’s fifth-largest food retailer, the Co-operative Group, extended a boycott of goods from illegal settlements that have been produced on occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank