Monday, April 15, 2024

Pro-Palestinian protesters target Victorian premier’s office with fake corpses

Activists have targeted the offices of Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan and Deputy Premier Ben Carroll, leaving fake corpses that they say represent children killed in Gaza.

Dolls with missing limbs were left outside Allan’s Bendigo office and Carroll’s office in Niddrie early on Wednesday. The pro-Palestinian group No More Bodies in Gaza has claimed responsibility.

Pro-Palestinian group No More Bodies in Gaza claimed responsibility for a demonstration outside MPs’ offices.

Pro-Palestinian group No More Bodies in Gaza claimed responsibility for a demonstration outside MPs’ offices.

The activists say the “child corpses” are to protest against the Labor government’s partnership with Israel-based military technology company and defence contractor Elbit Systems.

The group has called for Labor to break all ties with Elbit and “other Israeli warfare and surveillance system manufacturers”.

Dolls left outside Ben Carroll’s office.

Dolls left outside Ben Carroll’s office.

A spokesperson said the displays left outside Allan and Carroll’s offices were modelled off footage of the destruction coming out of Gaza.

“Elbit’s weapons have been developed and field tested against Palestinians for years. Elbit currently provides up to 85 per cent of the land-based equipment procured by the Israeli military and about 85 per cent of its drones, according to Database of Israeli Military and Security Export (DIMSE),” they said.

The spokesperson said the weapons had been used to kill almost 38,000 Palestinians and injure 68,000 more in 138 days.

According to UNICEF, children make up 47 per cent of the Gazan population and at least 17,000 children have been orphaned or separated from their parents. A child is killed in Gaza every 15 minutes, the No More Bodies in Gaza spokesperson said.

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles