17/12/2009

EUJS calls day of action

EUJS calls day of action

The European Union of Jewish Students called for a day of action,   protesting the presence of Dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in   Copenhagen on Thursday 17th December 2009. The day was meant to begin with a full page ad, sponsored by EUJS   and Stop The Bomb, in The Copenhagen Post (a Danish newspaper in   English,  circulating 15,000 papers daily), condemning the Iranian   president and it's regime for it's pursuit of a nuclear bomb,   support for terrorism as well as it's ongoing violence against the   Iranian people. EUJS and Stop The Bomb were however angered and   disappointed to receive news from The Copenhagen Post as they had   decided not to publish the ad for unconvincing and unclear reasons.   This open violation of freedom of speech and press lie in direct   contrast and irony of the UN’s continued insistence to give one of   the worst human rights violators in the world an international stage   to disseminate his constant rhetoric of hate and violence without   limitation. EUJS had at the same time, in collaboration with a number of Iranian   dissident groups, organised two vans to circle Copenhagen city   centre and the Bella Center Conference Hall. Both cars were draped   with posters, 2x4 Meters in size, graphically showing the human   rights abuses that occur on a daily basis in Iran. The cars received   a high level of public visibility, and continued to raise awareness   and concern on the subject. The cars will continue to be driving the   streets of Copenhagen on Friday. In the afternoon EUJS chairperson Jonas Karpantschof alongside a   number of high profile Danish MP’s and Iranian Human rights   activists addressed  a protest organised by Frit Iran against   Ahmadenijad’s presence in Copenhagen. The Protest was attend by some   600 people. This was followed immediately by EUJS’s own protest outside the   Danish Parliament, The Folketing, which elaborated on message of the   Iranian human rights violations, but, having collaborated with Stop   The Bomb, introduced the new and vital message of stopping the   Iranian regime developing Nuclear weapons. The protest, despite the   bitter cold, was attended by some 200 people carrying images and   banners condemning the Iranian regime. EUJS hopes that the combined efforts of all of the days actions has   served to awaken and direct public consciousness towards to the dire   threats that the Iranian regime presents to the world, and how   Ahmadinjad’s presence should not and will not go unnoticed or   without protest in Copenhagen, or any other European city in the   future. Pictures of all events to come.

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