LIMERICK woman Zoë Lawlor addressed tens of thousands of Palestine solidarity protesters outside the Dáil in Dublin last weekend.
Lawlor is the current national chair of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), who organised the biggest anti-war protest in Ireland seen since anti-Iraq war demonstrations two decades ago.
Now, the organisation is calling on the people of Limerick to get out on the streets this Saturday for a protest starting from Bedford Row.
Speaking at the national protest on Saturday last, Ms Lawlor said: “We do not use the word genocide lightly, but Israel’s actions right now are genocidal. We cannot stand by and let this happen.”
“This is an emergency situation. Palestinian lives depend on action. There must be serious sanctions for these crimes. We are not just here to show solidarity, that is not enough.
”We have to do the work. From here and from Palestine, the calls are for us to pressure our Government and demand they act.”
The IPSC is calling on the Irish Government to use its voice, especially at an EU level, to call for an immediate ceasefire and to end all Israeli bombing and forced displacement of the Palestinian people. It is also urging everyone in Limerick opposed to the ongoing bombing of Gaza to come out on Saturday for its protest at Bedford Row at 1pm.
Members of the Palestinian community in Limerick, many of them personally affected, are cooperating with IPSC on the demonstration.