FREE THE GLAS­GOW COF­FEE

The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment -

COF­FEE lovers at the head­quar­ters of BBC Scot­land in Glas­gow were dis­ap­pointed on Tues­day when they dis­cov­ered the café had been shut.

The rea­son? Around 20 Pales­tinian pro­test­ers had oc­cu­pied the lobby of the build­ing de­mand­ing main­stream me­dia cov­er­age for the 2,400 Pales­tinian pris­on­ers in Is­raeli pris­ons who started hunger strikes this week.

A spokesman for BBC Scot­land said that the pro­test­ers oc­cu­pied the lobby for a cou­ple of hours, forc­ing the café to be shut. He added that the demon­stra­tors “made their case to the rel­e­vant ex­ec­u­tives in the new depart­ment” af­ter which they went home. A fur­ther 100 pro­test­ers later demon­strated out­side the build­ing.

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