A brilliant public meeting last week – 70 people heard our case against Tower Hamlets Council. Earlier this year it refused to allow The Bug Ride for Palestine – a charity bike ride for children in Gaza, permission to us its parks for a welcome rally. Through Freedom of Information requests, we discovered that the secret reason was that we might be contravening the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.
We need to safeguard the right to speak out about Palestine in Tower Hamlets.
Clare Short, Cllrs Gabriela Salva-Macallan and Ehtasham Hoque, Rob Ferguson of Free Speech on Israel, and Ben Jamal, director of PSC spoke.
Our lobby of the Council has been postponed until January 15th 2020 because of the election. Please join us – speakers will be announced shortly.