Marking the 70th year of the Nakba

d9f4af_59f3016066034157b854b76fbebf8dd6_mv2.pngThere are two events in Shrewsbury in May and June to mark the 70th year of the Nakba in May 1948, “The Day of Catastrophe”, when Palestinians were displaced from their land following the Israeli Declaration of Independence.

The first event is from 10 am to midday  on Saturday May 19th in the Square in Shrewsbury town centre. We plan to hold keys in solidarity with the Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes in 1948.  The keys symbolize their house keys still kept as mementos by many Palestinians. There will also be leaflets to hand out to the public.

The second is from 10.30 to 12.30 on Saturday June 23rd. We shall have an information stall on Pride Hill.

Please attend either or both events. Information sheets will be provided. Please bring a key to hold – the bigger the better.