Photos: Against Apartheid in Montreal

April 11th, 2008 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Independent Media, Palestine, Politics, Quebec, Tadamon!

    Report from photojournalist Ion Etxebarria.


Anti-apartheid protesters scatter political confetti at a lunch-in at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, reading; “60 years of Israeli Apartheid, 60 years of Palestinian dispossession; Boycott Israel!”

Photos documenting a successfully disruption at a lunch-in sponsored by the Quebec-Israel Committee, marking “60 years of relationship” between Canada and Israel. After effectively evading hotel security and the Montreal police, social justice activists burst into the appointed conference room, abruptly bringing to a halt the pro-apartheid discourse of Israel’s ambassador to Canada…


Prior to the direct action protesters prepared twelve thousand pieces of protest-confetti, in this photo a protester holds confetti prepared to be tossed over the pro-Apartheid lunch-in at the Queen Elizabeth hotel.


Protesters prepare confetti prior to the action.


Inside the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, anti-apartheid demonstrators gather in a vocal disruption of Israel’s Ambassador to Canada Alan Baker.


Protest confetti strewn across the floor of the posh Queen Elizabeth Hotel, where ten years ago anti-poverty protesters carried out a successful commando-bouffe (“food grab”), in which anti-poverty protesters appropriated food from a hotel lunch-in for distribution to the homeless in Montreal.


Demonstrators chant against apartheid outside of the conference room in which Alan Baker, Israel’s Ambassador to Canada was speaking.


After successfully disrupting the event protesters quickly left the hotel as police arrived, completing a successful direct action.


After the action a brief demonstration was held outside of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel.


Bravo !

Comment by Virginie — April 11th, 2008 @ 4:50 PM

Action noble, courageuse et bien executée.

Comment by Ibrahim — April 12th, 2008 @ 8:42 AM

C’est regrettable du savoir que le Québec a des relations économique avec un régime raciste, ou plutôt sioniste, comme Israël qui utilise ses ressources économique pour confisquer des terres Palestiniens et pour tuer les enfants de Gaza!

Merci Tadamon pour tous vos efforts.

Vive la Palestine libre.

Comment by J-F — April 12th, 2008 @ 10:53 AM

Toute notre solidarité et sympathie pour les organisateurs de cette action courageuse

Comment by yaghmoracene — April 13th, 2008 @ 9:53 PM

Very encouraging! Thanks for your courage! 😀

Comment by Dava — April 14th, 2008 @ 10:13 AM

Thank you sooo much for your great effort in brining truth to an issue that has long been crushed by Israel and her supporters. I pray that it will give others the courage to take the type of action necessary to end Israeli apartheid!


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