Friday, May 05, 2017

Justice for the Odessa Massacre victims!

Dermot Hudson, Gerry Downing, Andy Brooks and Theo Russell on the line
by New Worker correspondent
New Communist Party leader Andy Brooks and Gerry Downing of Socialist Fight joined other London comrades demonstrating in Whitehall for justice for the victims of the Odessa trade union house massacre in 2014. Nearly 50 people were killed when neo-Nazi thugs besieged pro-democracy protesters inside the building before torching it, blocking the exits so that they couldn’t escape. The Kiev puppet regime says 48 people were killed but eyewitnesses say the true number could be well over 100.
Not one of the neo-Nazi thugs responsible for the murders has been arrested or charged. But the families of the victims are continuing to campaign for a full United Nations investigation into the massacre, which was the decisive factor in the decision by the peoples of the Donbas to withdraw from Ukraine and set up their own break-away republics rather than be ruled by fascists in Kiev.
Theo Russell and Dermot Hudson from the NCP and Gerry Downing of Socialist Fight regularly took the mike during the early evening protest called by the NCP with the support of Socialist Fight and members of Solidarity with the Anti-Fascist Resistance in Ukraine (SARU). Others leafleted the passers-by with demands to end British and other NATO support for the fascist regime in Kiev.
 A group of Malaysian tourists and a Serbian visitor expressed support for the picketers, as well as a Ukrainian, in London to see Wladimir Klitschko take on Anthony Joshua for a world boxing title in Wembley, who even joined the protesters for a short while in solidarity with those who died at the hands of Ukraine’s fascist gangs.

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