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Flat White

‘Little Bird Bookshop… You can’t hide, you’re supporting genocide!’

19 December 2023

3:10 PM

19 December 2023

3:10 PM

I had arrived at work on what I hoped would be one of the three busiest Saturdays of the year to find an overweight woman with (Palestinian colours) red, black, green, and white-painted nails yelling at me.

Alongside her were 12 or 14 other people with Greens Party signs, Aboriginal flags, and posters showing images of devastation in Gaza.

For the rest of Saturday morning, this fortunately well-behaved mob of protesters moved through their restricted little playlist: the above-mentioned bookshop chant, ‘Free free Palestine!’ ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine must be free!’ ‘No justice, no peace!’ ‘Always has been, always...

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