Liverpool Rotten Picket – UPDATE x 2

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UPDATED report and video of the protest

We had a good turn out, 20+, despite short notice, the secretary of Bolton PSC came up to support as well.

At least one person didn’t go in on the basis of him playing Tel Aviv and a number of people took Palestinian flags inside. Academy staff told us the gig was not even close to sold out, indeed, the amount of people going appeared to be quite poor.

A couple of our activists had the bright idea to hit the pubs where the fans were drinking and generally the mood was supportive. Many people were unaware he was going to Tel Aviv and agreed that he shouldn’t go.

Socialist Singers & Friends of Palestine protest (& sing!) outside O2 Academy, Liverpool - 24 July 2010

The picture above shows the picket singing two home-produced songs, you can download the lyrics here:

Oh no, John, no…. & When Johnny goes out to Palestine

Mr Rotten had something to say about the protestors outside the gig too(!):

“… To think that Mr Rotten would be backing Apartheid, that’s really f*ckin’ dumb c*nts for ya.

Yes I fully intend to go to Israel. I support no f*ckin’ government anywhere – never have, never will.

And here’s a nice little fact for the fools in the wooly t-shirts: Jews are people too…”

You think we’re getting to him yet?

Keep up the great work! Glasgow on Monday!

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