July 11, NYCBI's 2nd "Summer in the Streets for Justice IN PALESTINE"

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Astoria, NY, July 11 – Twenty New York human rights advocates captivated Astoria, Queens shoppers today with songs and street theater calling for a boycott of communications giant Motorola until it stops selling products that aid Israel’s army and settlement movement. Today’s protest outside a Sprint store selling Motorola cellphones on Steinway Street was the second of five summer actions planned by the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel (NYCBI). The protests are part of a growing worldwide boycott movement, which gained momentum with Israel’s attack on Gaza killing 1400 Palestinians.

Holding Palestinian flags and signs saying, “Goodbye Moto, Goodbye Apartheid,” and “Boycott Motorola, Free Palestine,” protestors distributed hundreds of flyers to shoppers. Forty-two people signed pledges not to buy Motorola products. Many passersby who were heading to the Arab-American section of Steinway Street expressed gratitude and support for the campaign.

Summer in the Streets for Justice IN PALESTINE


Join the global campaign to boycott Israeli apartheid with
NYCBI's Second of Five Summer Street Actions around New York to Boycott Motorola

Saturday, July 11
1:00-3:00 pm
3030 Steinway Street (Sprint Store), Astoria, Queens

(Steinway St. between 30th and 31st Ave., R, G, V, to Steinway St, exit at Broadway)
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On the 5th anniversary of International Court of Justice's ruling that Israel's Apartheid Wall and Settlements violate International Law, ask New Yorkers to boycott Motorola until it ends its support for Israeli settlements and for Israel's military assault on the Palestinian people.


Enjoy street theatre, join in festive singalongs, and more for an
Apartheid-Free Summer!


Also Join us July 25th in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, August 8 at Fulton Mall in Brooklyn,
and August 22 at Washington Square Park 


Event Location: 

Sprint Store
3030 Steinway Street
Astoria, Queens , NY

Event Date: 

Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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