Marion Eele (UK, AC07-09), My Tra Dang (Germany, AC07-09), Björn Bremer (Germany, AC07-09)
PALESTINIAN PROTEST: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BRING STREET THEATRE TO CARDIFF
More than 100 students from all over the World will descend upon Cardiff’s Queen Street today (Saturday, 25th October) to raise awareness of human rights issues in Palestine.
Members of the Amnesty International Youth Group at Atlantic College will be a performing a street theatre in protest against the Israeli wall in Palestine.
Israel military forces began the construction of the wall in 2002 on the grounds of security. The wall prevents free movement between Palestinian towns and villages, has separated many from their property and limits access to employment and healthcare.
The students aim to raise awareness about this human rights issue through the medium of drama, but also to obtain signatures for a petition, which will be sent to the Israeli government. The petition urges the Israeli government to allow Palestinians to move feely and to remove the wall from all Palestinian territories.
Cathy Owens, Programme Director for Wales, Amnesty International, said:
-United World College Student Magazine-