On Saturday April 13, California human rights campaigners will rally in front of Monterey’s Sea Otter Classic to call on the cycling festival to cancel it's partnership with Everysight, a subsidiary of Israel’s largest weapons company, Elbit Systems which is instrumental in war crimes against the Palestinian people.
WHAT: Human rights campaigners stage protest calling on Sea Otter Classic to Cancel Weapons Manufacturer
WHERE: Laguna Seca Raceway, Entrance to the Sea Otter Classic expo
WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM
WHO: CODEPINK Women for Peace, Monterey Peace and Justice Center, Santa Cruz Jewish Voice for Peace, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Monterey County Branch, American Friends Service Committee, South Bay Jewish Voice for Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace San Jose, and San Jose Peace & Justice Center
Palestinians in Gaza are facing a humanitarian crisis caused by the 12 year illegal Israeli blockade. Since March 30, 2018, the Israeli military has shot and killed over 200 Palestinians demanding their rights as refugees to return to their homes and to live free of military occupation on their land. Human rights campaigners are calling on Sea Otter Classic founder Frank Yohannan to be a leader on human rights and cancel Everysight’s involvement in the Sea Otter Classic. The protest comes after weeks of pressure on Yohannan and the Sea Otter Classic to cancel Everysight. The activists will deliver to event organizers 2500 petition signatures from around the world calling for the boycott of Everysight and Elbit Systems based on serious human rights concerns.
The United Nations Human Rights Council will be publishing a list of companies involved in maintaining and expanding the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands. It is expected that Elbit Systems will be on that list.
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