Round Two: Join the Second Global #BoycottPuma Day of Action!
Take action 1: Join your local action
Take action 2: Take action on social media
Across the world, fans of fair play and sports for everyone are joining the call from Palestinian teams and athletes to boycott sportswear manufacturer Puma until it ends support for Israel’s illegal military occupation and denial of Palestinian human rights.
Puma is the main sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which proudly includes and advocates on behalf of teams in illegal Israeli settlements pushing Palestinian families off their land.
Last June, over 20 actions took place in the UK and groups in more than 20 countries joined the first Global #BoycottPuma Day of Action, with protests at Puma shops and offices and at Puma-sponsored teams.
On social media, #BoycottPuma was THE most tweeted Puma-related hashtag that day.
We’re back for round two.
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Puma is feeling the pressure. To sideline criticism, Puma is resorting to ridiculous claims, including a “devotion to universal equality.”
A “devotion to universal equality” must mean not sporting with apartheid! It requires Puma to end its:
• complicity in whitewashing Israel’s illegal land grabs that rob Palestinians of territory and natural resources.
• support for Israel’s occupation infrastructure that denies Palestinian athletes their rights to freedom of movement and to practice sports.
• sponsorship of the Israel Football Association.
This year’s Palestine Football Cup has been postponed indefinitely because Israel has denied permits for virtually all players from the winning team of the Gaza League to travel to the occupied West Bank for the finals. Just last week, Israeli forces raided a family football tournament in occupied East Jerusalem, preventing it from going ahead. Puma’s iconic leaping cat is profiting from Israel’s ever-expanding illegal settlement enterprise and its denial of basic Palestinian human rights.
Join us as we step up pressure on Puma to live up to its claim of promoting social justice.
Get involved on social media or find your local action:
12-3PM, Sports Direct, 65 Union Street, Aberdeen
Assemble at the Clock Tower 12.00 noon for leafleting/pickets of Puma stockists in central Brighton
Easton Cowgirls in their kits at 2pm outside Sports Direct in Broadmead Shopping Centre to have a kick-about outside the sports shop.
They’ll have some posters, placards and hand out flyers.
Come and cheer them on for Palestine
BRING YOUR PALESTINE FLAGS
12-2PM, Outside JD Sports, 1 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4RF
11-1PM, meet at HSBC Exeter, High Street, Someone will be holding a puma placard
Protest at 12.00-13.00, outside Sports Direct in Halifax
12-2PM, Sports Direct, 1-7 Wellington Place, TN34 1NR
Leicester PSC Puma protest – outside Sports Direct, Gallowtree Gate, Leicester city centre, Sat Oct 26, 11am – 1pm
12-2PM Outside HSBC, Liverpool City Centre
Meet at 2PM at Manchester Piccadilly Gardens
11-1PM, outside Sports Direct, New George Street, Plymouth
Leafleting outside Sports Direct,
50 High St, Sheffield S1 1QH 12-1pm
Outside Sports Direct, Central Southampton, 11.45-13.45
2-4PM, Kingston Sports Direct
1-3PM, Outside Puma, Carnaby St, London