On November 8, in solidarity with International Day Against the Wall, a diverse coalition of hundreds protested in the streets of Madrid to demand that Israelâs Apartheid Wall fall. The demonstration, called Puerta del Sol (Door of the Sun), rallied against the construction of the Wall as a âcrime against humanityâ. Demonstrators gathered to show support for Palestinian mobilization and demand recognition of Palestinian human rights from the international community.
A symbolic representation of the Wall was brought to the ground and singer Cristina del Valle read a manifesto of over 34 Spanish Solidarity Organizations (read the Manifesto) that demands of the Israeli government to immediately cease construction and dismantle the Wall. The manifesto also calls on international communities to recognize and act against the ongoing violations of Palestinian rights as a result of Israeli Occupation.
The coalition will continue its efforts by launching a solidarity campaign against the Wall that will include a âtravelingâ exhibition featuring PENGON/Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign photos and information on the Apartheid Wall and its effect on communities.