‘Israeli Universities Festival’ axed after public protest

Palestinian and Brazilian activists have succeeded in forcing the cancellation of the ‘Israeli Universities Festival’ which was scheduled to take place this week at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), near São Paulo, Brazil, writes Eman Abusidu for Middle East Monitor.

Students, labour unions and organisations and left-wing political parties came together with Palestinian flags and banners proclaiming “Free Palestine” and “Unicamp – territory free from apartheid” at the entrances of the university. They declared that they would not allow Brazilian universities to be used for supporting Israeli apartheid.

Unicamp’s administration confirmed that the festival was no longer going ahead after discussions with its organisers. The decision was taken to suspend it “for security reasons”.
Full report on the Middle East Monitor site