Please help spread the word. Assemble 11.30am Saturday 19 May, Buchanan Steps, Glasgow.
UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said today: “One of the most valued traditions in our movement is peaceful protest.
“On Saturday our union marched through the streets of London to call for change. We did not face physical attack nor did we fear it. We certainly didn’t have to fear the use of live ammunition, snipers or soldiers firing indiscriminately into the crowd.
“Yet only two days later, such slaughter was wreaked upon another peaceful protest in Gaza.
“UNISON condemns the brutal massacre of 58 Palestinian protestors and injury to over 2,700 more, near Gaza’s border with Israel. Since the end of March approximately 100 protestors have been killed by the Israeli army and more than 12,000 injured.
“At times of such horror and slaughter, the purpose of peaceful demonstration can often be lost. Yet it is vital we combine anger at these senseless killings with our support for the cause that brought the protesters out in the first place.”