Some including Radio 786 listeners have not taken kindly to Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis’s supposed painting of pro-Palestinian supporters as violent and believe he has effectively come out in defence of Israeli Apartheid. The mayor issued a statement following Sunday’s gathering in Sea Point which turned disruptive with police firing stun grenades and using a water cannon on demonstrators.
The Palestinian gathering which was to counter a so-called Israeli prayer meeting was met by a heavy police presence which has been described by a conflict resolution expert as overkill and the use of apartheid-style policing. Three young men were detained, released hours later on bail and then the charges of public violence were dropped.
There was no case, leaving one question was this police intimidation? Joining us now is Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis to discuss that statement issued by entitled Cape Town’s commitment to tolerance and freedom of expression is sacrosanct…
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