One Leb went crazy and started shouting at the Palestinian supporters to basically fuck off. This is precisely the kind of division that the common enemy wants to foster, and the strategy of divide and conquer is designed to prevent any united voice from emerging. Both the Palestinians and the Lebanese are under attack, and unity is essential right now.
I attended the gathering organised by Fédération Anarchiste (FA) and the Comité Action Palestine (CAP) in place Jean Moulin, which I felt was an appropriate place as Jean Moulin was a hero and martyr of the French Resistance in WW2.
It was a very small gathering of about 150 - 200 people. A number of speeches were made and there was a sense of indignation with the lack of an appropriate response to the situation by the French government and the International Community. There was also a demand that the city of Bordeaux suspends it's Twin City realtionship with the city of Ashdod in Israel. I fully agree with the proposition and will try to find out more about the proposal.
There are going to be some more demonstrations occuring in Bordeaux, and I will hopefully be able to attend some of them:
* Lundi 24 juillet rassemblement organisé par le PCF, la LCR, AC Gironde, la CGT à 18h place Jean Moulin
(Monday 24 July gathering organised by the PCF, the LCR, AC Gironde, CGT at 18h place Jean Moulin)
* Monday 24 July gathering in support of Lebanon at 21h place de la Victoire
* Saturday 29 July European Day of Action - details to be confirmed.