The speakers at this year’s March For Justice rally were Huda Ammori, co-founder of the direct-action network, Palestine Action and Geraldine Doherty niece of Gerard Donaghey who was murdered on Bloody Sunday. The platform was chaired by Bloody Sunday March Committee member Kate Nash whose brother William Nash was also murdered on Bloody Sunday.
Huda is a Palestinian/Iraqi and has conducted extensive research and campaigns targeting British complicity with Israeli apartheid.
She was part of the group known as the Elbit 8 who in a landmark court case recently secured 12 ‘Not Guilty’ verdicts relating to the occupation of Elbit Systems drone factory in Shenstone and Oldham; actions at its weaponry factory in Kent, actions at Elbit’s London Offices and the offices of Elbit’s Landlords. Following the verdicts Huda commented that
“After pushing back our case for two years, the state have failed again to deter an ever growing global direct-action movement.”
“Every day we’ve been on trial, more Palestinians have been massacred using Elbit weaponry. The duty of the people is clear – to take all direct action possible to Shut Elbit Down wherever you are. Justice will be complete when Palestine is free”