Halifax Friends of Palestine call for action

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Halifax MP Linda Riordan joined a campaign group in staging a protest at a supermarket, to show support for Palestinian communities.

The labour MP joined the members of the Halifax Friends of Palestine and Coun Jenny Lynn (Lab, Park) outside Sainsbury’s, Halifax, as part of a nationwide action day to encourage superstores to raise awareness of the plight of people living in occupied West Bank settlements.

Chair of the group Coun Lynn said: “A growing number of people in Calderdale now recognise the importance of this campaign – and just like the boycott movement which helped to end South African apartheid, we’re asking major supermarket groups to show their support for justice and peace in the Middle East.”

In 2008, Mrs Riordan visited the West Bank with Coun Lynn.