Thousands of Argentinians – including people from “human rights organizations” – have protested the visit to their country of Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Thousands of people gathered Monday in the square opposite Argentina’s congress in Buenos Aires in preparation for a protest march against Israel. The protest was scheduled to coincide with President Shimon Peres’ visit to the country.
Protestors carried signs displaying dead children and calling Peres a “murderer”, and handed out pamphlets condemning Israel and its leaders.
The demonstrators were made up of a number of groups, some of them blatantly pro-Muslim and others from various human rights organizations.
One of the protestors told Ynet, “It’s a disgrace that the president of our country is meeting today with child-murderer Shimon Peres. He should be expelled from the city. There are thousands of people who came here today to protest against the hospitality shown to a representative of an occupying and oppressive government.”
Signs also displayed pictures of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. One of the signs said: “Get out of Argentina, murderer Shimon Peres”, and another said: “Death to Zionist-fascist Israel, officer of American imperialism in the Middle East, murderers of the Palestinian people!”
Protestors also carried signs glorifying Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, and Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, as well as Lebanese flags. Journalists who were suspected of having Israeli backgrounds were ushered away and threatened with having their cameras broken.
Sounds like a peaceful, peace-loving lot.
Updates (Israel time; most recent at top)
8:08PM: Here’s Bibi’s close call captured on film.
7:55PM: Too busy for updates today, but it was worth the wait.
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Netanyahu: “Phew! This thing’s not inflatable.”
Guard: “All vests on this vessel are.”
Netanyahu: “I wasn’t referring to the vest.”