About 500 citizens of Cape Town marched to the South African Parliament today in support of the Global March to Jerusalem. The Cape Town march started in historic District Six, the vacant blot on the edge of the city that was ethnically cleansed by an apartheid decree in the 1960s declaring the area for white people only.
A total of two million people were expected to take to the streets in 30 countries across the world today to send a global message to the Israeli establishment: Stop the oppression of Palestinians.
An the eve of the march, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu told a local newspaper: “South Africans are showing the same kind of non-violent solidarity with a suffering and oppressed people that the world showed us in our struggle against the oppression and injustice of apartheid.”
Shepherded by dozens of police vehicles and police officers – some in body armour – the peaceful marchers carried placards stating, inter alia: Judaism is not Zionism, Anti-Israel is not Anti-Semitism, and Zionists are Weak Sub-humans!