Monday, February 26, 2024

Pro-Palestine protesters denied access at Canal Walk

Management of shopping complex, Canal Walk, says it supports the public’s right to a peaceful protest.

This comes after a viral video shows Canal Walk management on Saturday using security personnel to block two pro-Palestinian protesters from protesting at the mall, as the Israeli attacks in Gaza continues.

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In the video, a woman protester can be heard saying her and her partner were protesting for about a month at the mall, but was denied entry over the weekend. It’s understood one of the stores they are boycotting are Cape Union Mart.

‘’In recent weeks, we started identifying the potential risk of conflict. To ensure the safety and security of our shoppers, tenants, staff, and protestors, a decision was taken to request any protestors to make use of the dedicated area on the premises, which has been previously used by the protestors. As a business, Canal Walk maintains a non-political and non-religious stance,’’ Canal Walk said in a statement.

‘’The safety and security of our shoppers, tenants, staff as well as those protesting on-site remain our number one priority,’’ it added.

 

Done by: Mitchum George

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