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Palestine Campaigners call for Boycott of 'Anti-Racism' March

The Glasgow-based Gaza Genocide Emergency Committee (GGEC) is asking for other organisations to boycott the annual "anti-racism" march organised in Glasgow by Stand Up to Racism (SUTR). The boycott is in protest at the refusal by SUTR to announce any stepss to prevent the participation in the march by the Conederation of Friends of Israel Scotland and similar groups that support Israel.

GGEC is one of the leading bodies of Palestinian solidarity and support in Scotland. It is made up of representatives from a wide range of organisations, including the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC), the Scottish Palestinian Society, Friends of Al Aqsa, Glasgow Palestine Human Rights Campaign (GPHRC, the Muslim Council of Scotland (MCS), the Scottish Association of Mosques (SAM), MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development), the Scottish Human Rights Forum and  and SACC. GGEC has been involved in frequent demonstrations, marches and other activites in Glasgow in opposition to the ongoing genocide on Gaza. 

GGEC says: "Supporting Israel means supporting all actions of Israel including but not limited to it’s historic crimes, illegal occupation, illegal settlements, apartheid state, ethnic cleansing, and genocidal killing of the Palestinian people."

It says it is calling on other organisations to join it "in boycotting the SUTR ‘anti-racism’ march on the 16th of March this year or any other year."

Read the full statement by GGEC.

SACC has issues a separate statement supporting the GGEC statement and saying it "is unable to support or participate in the march organised in Glasgow by Stand Up to Racism"