Feb 13, 2011

#BDS: Anti-Israel protesters target UK water company Veolia

"The campaign to boycott Israel spilled on to the streets of London last night as protesters targeted the UK's leading water supplier over its sister company's work in East Jerusalem.

Veolia Environmental Services is the British-based sister firm of Veolia Transport, which is constructing a 250 million pound high-speed rail network in East Jerusalem. The company also operates the Paris Metro. It is currently part of a conglomerate bidding for the North London Waste Authority's (NLWA) waste and energy management contract in 2014.

Wednesday afternoon's protest outside Camden Town Hall, organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), was held to coincide with a NLWA meeting. Demonstrators called for Veolia ES to be barred from NWLA's shortlist when members discuss the tender in April."

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