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Palestine Place squatted.

Last Saturday saw the opening of a new squatted space in London called ‘Palestine Place’ , A place for workshops, discussion, and action in support of Palestine.

Their statement reads:
“In the first two weeks of June one of central London’s lost and abandoned buildings will be reclaimed and transformed into a radical centre for discussion, action, and education around the issue of Palestine. Palestine Place will be a squatted hub of activity from the 2nd-17th June running everything from film screenings, lectures, workshops and trainings to cultural, musical and culinary events.”

The building, on 24 Gray’s Inn Road, in Holborn, is a 5-storey old office block (and currently is pretty hard to miss, with a 3-storey Palestinian flag/banner hanging on the outside). After suffering some minor attempt at eviction on Friday night by the old bill, things were off in full swing by Saturday, with organisers estimating around 100-150 people passed through the space during the day.

SchNEWS went down to check out the space on Sunday, which saw a workshop from Brighton locals SmashEDO, as well as a live link-up with Khader Ahnan (one of the first hunger strikers) from Jenin.
Lots more other events are happening at the space until the 17th June and encompass all different groups and individuals. Check out their website with detailed day-by-day listings of all the events, and make it down there.
It’s time to put Palestine back on the map!

24 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1X 8HP.
Nearest Tube – Chancery Lane

Facebook – Palestine Place
Twitter - @PalestinePlace
Tel - 07448613383

There is 1 comment on this story...
Added By: Rob Redford - 19th June 2012 @ 2:26 PM
Having just escaped `Administrive Detention` in Tel Aviv
I certainly endorse squatters rights in this instance
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