Celebrities take actor’s union Equity to task for backing pro-Palestine demo

May 25, 2021 by

by Jack Wright, Mailonline:

Celebrities including Tracy-Ann Oberman, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Dom Joly tonight furiously denounced actor’s union Equity after it openly backed Saturday’s pro-Palestine demo in which protesters brandished ‘appalling’ anti-Semitic placards ‘designed to stoke up religious hate’.

In a statement released on Thursday ahead of the massive rally in London, General Secretary Paul Fleming and President Maureen Beattie condemned the Israeli actions in the Middle East and called on union members to support ‘Palestinian comrades’ and join the march.

But the Trafalgar Square demo has been slammed by MPs and campaigners after protesters draped in Palestinian flags were photographed waving signs which compared Israel to Nazi Germany and claimed that premier Benjamin Netanyahu ‘surpasses Hitler in barbarism’.

Equity was taken to task by EastEnders actor Ms Oberman after one photo emerged on social media which showed a pro-Palestine campaigner holding a poster depicting Jesus of Nazareth carrying his cross, as a slogan demanded: ‘Do not let them do the same thing today again’.

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Read also: Dame Maureen Lipman quits the actors’ union Equity after 54 years over its ‘obsession’ with Israel

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