Several members of the European parliament organised a sit-in in solidarity with hunger striking Palestinian prisoners yesterday.
Chair of Delegation for relations with Palestine Neoklis Sylikiotis organised the event which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
Among the participants was MEP Martina Anderson, an Irish politician from Northern Ireland who had spent 12 years in British jails. Anderson tweeted photos from the sit-in.
MEPs protests outside the Brussels Parliament's Chamber to highlight the plight of 1,500 Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike pic.twitter.com/8oSAXsIQCb
— MEP Martina Anderson (@M_AndersonSF) April 27, 2017
Parliament members from Sweden, Greece, France, Italy, Spain, Britain, Austria, Denmark and Portugal took part in the sit-in.
Representative of the Palestinian embassy in Brussels Adel Attiyeh also took part in the gathering.