Post script on protests

11 February 2011, Palestine:  post script on protests The evening after Friday prayers, on the anniversary of the overthrow of the Shah of Iran, people heard that Mubarak had fled. Unions in the West Bank joined a spontaneous celebration march in the centre of Ramallah, which is now hung with flags of the Democratic Front,…

West Bank: Unionists join protest

As part of the ever-widening Arab intifada, several hundred people took part in a demonstration in Ramallah on 5 February in solidarity with the Egyptian people. Protests have been forbidden by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in recent years, and this rally was only approved at the last minute. Some Fatah and PA leaders had unsuccessfully…