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BDS activists protest UK’s participation in Israel-hosted Eurovision

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Manchester – Dozens of pro-Palestinian activists protested outdoors the Manchester studio the place Netta Barzilai carried out through the ultimate spherical of the televised competitors to choose the British consultant within the Eurovision Track Contest.

Demonstrators waved Palestinian flags and indicators in protest of Israel’s navy rule within the West Financial institution in addition to its blockade of the Gaza Strip, which Israel says is in place to forestall Palestinian terror group Hamas from buying weapons.

The protesters referred to as on the UK to boycott the ultimate spherical of the worldwide singing contest, which will probably be held in Tel Aviv on Could 18.

A barely smaller group of counter-demonstrators additionally gathered outdoors the studio waving Israeli flags in addition to indicators lauding Israel’s human rights file and thanking the BBC for its choice to broadcast the singing competitors.