Monday, September 21, 2015

Anti-Israel Student Body To Join Protest Against Pharrell Williams Concert

By News Wire, Sep 19, 2015 Times Live

In an open letter to the US rapper‚ COSAS said it had urged him “to be on the right side of history and join an increasing chorus of international artists who support the Palestinian fight against Israeli injustice and oppression”.

Yet‚ it charged‚ he had still decided to come to South Africa as a guest of the Woolworths “knowing how angry South Africans are at your complicity through Woolworths in the erasure of Palestinian human rights and dignity”.

“As an international pop artist‚ you had been the role model for many youngsters here in South Africa. But now‚ this image is in radical contradiction with your behaviour‚” the student organisation asserted.

COSAS added that it would be joining a protest planned by the Boycott‚ Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) to take place on September 21 at Grand West Casino in Cape Town where Williams is scheduled to give a concert.

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