On March 25 2023, we ramped up the pressure on Barclays bank to end its complicity in Israeli apartheid. See pictures from the day of action below.
In over 35 towns and cities across Britain, campaigners protested at high street Barclays branches as part of the day of action called by PSC, Campaign Against Arms Trade and War on Want, demanding the bank ends its investments and provision of financial services to companies supplying weapons and military technology to Israel, used in its brutal attacks on Palestinians. This year alone, Israel, led by the most far-right Government in its history, has killed at least 87 Palestinians.
During the protests, campaigners spoke to hundreds of Barclays customers who were shocked at the bank’s complicity in militarised violence on Palestinians.
The actions took place just after the world marked the UN Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, remembering those killed resisting white minority rule in South Africa. During that time, Barclays was a key target of anti-apartheid campaigners worldwide because of its financial links with the apartheid regime.
Palestinians have called on us to revive this history, and stand in solidarity with their anti-apartheid struggle, by pressuring Barclays bank to divest from companies facilitating Israel’s colonial violence.
Until Barclays ends its complicity in Israeli apartheid, we’ll continue to take action! Join the campaign and take action by writing to Barclays senior management today.