Palestine supporters protest at Zionist rally

Johannesburg - Pro-Palestine supporters had gathered outside the Huddle Park Golf Course in Linksfield on Sunday, to protest against a rally being held by the SA Zionist Federation in support of the end the Middle East conflict.

Heavily armed police and security guards were stationed at the entrance to the venue.

File photo: Pro-Palestine protesters demonstrate against the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip on Nelson Mandela Day outside the Israeli Embassy Trade Office in Sandton, Johannesburg. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

The security guards requested that anyone that wanted to go inside the venue should produce an identity document.

The venue was filled with people who arrived in several cars and buses.

Pro-Palestine supporters, who stood at the entrance of the venue, were prevented by police and security guards from entering.

The supporters shouted anti-Israel slogans, while others displayed placards portraying anti-Israel messages.

One placard read, “Down with the Zionists,” while another read “Free Palestine.”

Some people shouted at Israeli supporters saying they were “child killers.”

Police were monitoring the situation. - Sapa