WALTHAM FOREST PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN - FREE GAZA FLOTILLA NEWS
There were two Waltham Forest residents on the flotilla:
Tauqir Sharif (Tox)
Mohammed Abid Mahi
Tox's MP is Chingford's (Conservative) Ian Duncan Smith.
Mohammed Abid's MP is Walthamstow's (Labour) Stella Creasy.
Family and friends of both men are working flat out to talk to the media, talk to the Foreign Office and these MPs. We're all exhausted, sleep deprived and desperate. Our job is to do what we can to support them as much as possible, whilst also campaigning for every single person on those boats, and to free the people of Gaza. It's a big job, but worth every ounce of energy.
YOU TOO CAN HELP FLOTILLA PARTICIPANTS, RIGHT NOW:
Depending on where you live in the borough, please contact Tox's MP or Mohammed Abid's MP (as appropriate to your home address). Please express your personal thoughts on the situation, your concerns for the boyz, your hopes for the MPs to do their utmost to help in international efforts to locate/ascertain the safety of the boyz and censure the Israeli Government. Use this link for how to email your MP:
Likewise, please also contact the Waltham Forest newspapers and London specific media to express your concerns about Waltham Forest residents on the flotilla and your feelings about the situation. It is important everyone in the borough realises the impact of this horrific massacre on all of us in the borough. Please remember there is a very large Turkish population in the borough, who must be very unhappy.
Go for it - you know you can!
LATER TODAY - DEMONSTRATION - IN SUPPORT OF THE FREE GAZA FLOTILLA
Tonight, and every day until the situation improves
5.30pm, Israeli Embassy, High Street Kensington.
I will be leaving to go down there at 5pm-ish from Walthamstow Central Station. Please, please do join us.
Needless to say, paramountly we are all extremely worried about Tox and Mohammed's safety. See BELOW for a statement about all the flotilla participants' legal situation.
Best wishes in exhaustion, concern and real worry...