A moving artistic protest, organised by Afri, took place outside the Israeli Embassy, Pembroke Road, Dublin, at 12 noon on Monday, January 19th.
The artistic installation, by artist Tracy Walsh consisted of babies’ vests and tiny t-shirts placed on bamboo frames which were solemnly placed upright on the grassy ‘garden’ outside the Israeli Embassy. The vests, each bearing a message relating to Israel’s slaughter of Palestinian children, fluttered in the wind as musicians Steve Larkin and Eoin Dillon of Kila played a lament for the victims of the Israeli assault on Gaza.
Many artists and members of the Irish arts community attended, including: Aisling O’Sullivan from the Clinic, Brendan Conroy and Donal O’Kelly from Kings artist and writer Gerard Mannix Flynn, Raymond Keane of Barabbas; as well as actors Neili Conroy, Glynis Casson and Sorcha Fox.
“If I hadn’t been born in Gaza … ”
“If I wasn’t Palestinian … ”
“If my mother hadn’t brought me to the UN school … ”
“If the Israeli army hadn’t dropped phosphorus bombs … ”
“If more than 30 UN resolutions on Israel had been acted on … ”