Aug 11, 2011

#BDS: #Australia threatens further crackdown on boycott activists

"Things are heating up in Australia. The turmoil over boycott arrests previously covered here has escalated. A group called Defend the boycott Israel 19 has issued a press release today announcing Pro-Palestine activists arrested in dawn raids calling this "the most severe crack-down on civil liberties in decades". Protesters were arrested on the pretense of "breaching bail conditions", and it is said that they will be held until September 5th. 

This is just days after the Victoria government issued an unprecedented request bycalling in the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to investigate citizens who have joined the BDS campaign."
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