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Bethlehem protest in Lewisham

by Ian Crosson
Issue No. 2032

On the week before Christmas, Bethlehem 2006 with its apartheid wall came to the streets of Lewisham in a lively piece of street theatre devised by members of Lewisham Stop the War and South East London Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

A variety of characters including biblical figures such as Mary and Joseph, along with modern villains such as George Bush, Tony Blair and Condoleezza Rice tried to get through the apartheid wall.

The street theatre raised a lot of interest and people stopped and took photos on their mobiles. We raised £40 and gave out lots of leaflets explaining what the wall really means.

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Sat 6 Jan 2007, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2032
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