Pro-Palestinians protest in Melbourne

Pro-Palestinians protest

December 6, 2009 13:30
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silvan shalom kevin rudd 248 88 ap. (photo credit: AP)

Three pro-Palestinian demonstrators were evicted from a Melbourne hotel on Sunday after trying to gain entry to the Australia Israel Leadership Forum, where Vice Premier Silvan Shalom is in attendance, along with a delegation comprised of MKs Avi Dichter, Ronit Tirosh, Ronnie Bar-On, Daniel Ben-Simon and Nachman Shai. The Australian Associated Press quoted police as saying that the three were thrown out as hundreds of other anti-Israel protesters tried to breach police lines at the Park Hyatt Hotel. No injuries were reported in the incident. The demonstration came days after hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrated against the Israeli delegation's arrival in Canberra on Thursday morning. According to Army Radio, the protesters had chanted slogans such as "Israel is a war criminal" and "Silvan Shalom should not be allowed into Australia."

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