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Recognise Palestine Walk reaches Australian capital

John Salisbury of the Recognise Palestine Walk reaches Parliament House, Canberra, after a week of walking through Australia [Facebook/Jessica Morrison]
John Salisbury of the Recognise Palestine Walk reaches Parliament House, Canberra, after a week of walking through Australia [Facebook/Jessica Morrison]

John Salisbury has reached the Australian capital Canberra in an effort to encourage the government to recognise the State of Palestine.

Starting at the Sydney Opera House on 2 October, Salisbury arrived at Parliament House today. He was greeted by fellow activists who held a reception for him.

On Facebook Salisbury wrote: “5am start this morning. Freezing cold as I set off in the darkness,” ahead of his final leg to the seat of government.

Supporters commended his efforts. Amal Moradi wrote on Facebook: “Amazing achievement, the world needs more John Salisbury’s.”

While Diane Dounas wrote: “Thankyou [sic] so much John for your incredible efforts to help bring about justice for the indigenous Palestinian people. You are a true hero!”

Salisbury submitted a petition calling on the Australian government to recognise the State of Palestine. “Congratulations on making it to Parliament House and being able to present those precious signatures, David. Now may our government please recognise and respond to the situation in Gaza and Palestine,” Maree Minter wrote in support of Salisbury’s initiative. 

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  • David Marchesi

    ironic that one of the concoctors of R2P was/is an Oz.
    The policy has wrecked several nations, the UN, and is still creating mayhem- yet the virtually defenceless Palestinians can’t even get token support from the almost aristocrats (well, counts are aristocrats, aren’t they) who rule Australia, the Lucky Country. Shame and ignominy, including for many of the public who , by their inaction, spit on the “fair go, mate” which was once an Oz myth.
    We live in a mock world, largely thanks to Mr Murdoch and his ilk, but YOU, dear reader can’t pass all the buck to the High and Mighty.
    Do something, like this brave man.