About 100 activists gathered for a rally in the center of Vienna on July 9, in order to express their solidarity with the Palestinian people. Beside the Revolutionary Communist Organization LIBERATION (RCIT-Section in Austria) and the youth organization RED*REVOLUTION, numerous activists from the Palestinian, Egyptian and Turkish community as well as supporters of BDS Austria took part in the rally.
The demonstrators shouted numerous slogans in protest against the Israeli state terrorism and in support for the Intifada of the Palestinian people.
Several speakers addressed the rally, including Rami Ali (chairman of the Egyptian-Austrian Youth), Abu Baraa (a leading member of the Palestinian community), Michael Pröbsting (international secretary of RCIT, the international organization of RKOB) as well as Nina Gunić and Johannes Wiener (both speakers of RKOB).
RKOB and RED*REVOLUTION stand for an internationalist and socialist perspective in support for the Palestinian liberation struggle. We stand for the victory of the Palestinian resistance and the destruction of the imperialist apartheid state of Israel. We stand for the right of return of all Palestinian refugees. Together with our comrades in Israel / Occupied Palestine, we stand for a free and red Palestine in which all Palestinians and all those Israeli Jews, who accept the abolition of apartheid, could live together peacefully. We support the liberation struggles of the workers and peasants in Syria against the Assad dictatorship and in Egypt against the military regime of General Sisi. We stand for a socialist federation of the Middle East.
The organizers agreed that this was just the first but definitely not the last solidarity action.
Pictures and videos of some speeches at the rally can be found at on the RKOB website:
Our statement on the current events in Palestine can be found on the RCIT home page at:http://www.thecommunists.net/home/deutsch/pal%C3%A4stina-vorw%C3%A4rts-zur-dritten-intifada/
Numerous other articles on this topic can be found at on the RCIT website: