[African] Women asylum seekers protest against Israel

Sapa-AFP – Mail & Guadian – Tuesday, 21 January 2014 (originally published 15 Jan)

African women asylum seekers and their children protesting
Several hundred African women asylum seekers and their children stage a protest in Tel Aviv. Image:AFP

Thousands of African women and children asylum-seekers in Israel marched in Tel Aviv on Wednesday against the Jewish state’s immigration policies, an Agence France-Presse correspondent said.

“We are refugees,” women chanted, many of them carrying infants or pushing prams along the streets of this coastal city where most of them live.

Holding placards reading “We need freedom” and “stop racism!” they marched first to the headquarters of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, then on to the US embassy . . .

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