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LIGHT A CANDLE FOR GAZA!

Published: 18 July, 2014

Sinn Féín MLA Michaela Boyle has called on the people of the Strabane District to take part in an initiative entitled "Light for Gaza" this Friday night (tonight).

Sinn Féin are encouraging people to light a candle and place a solidarity message beside it, take a photo of it and upload it to Facebook and Twitter between 9.00pm and 10.00pm.

Ms Boyle said,

"People have been outraged by what has been happening in Gaza with the continued Israeli onslaught. What is frustrating people witnessing this, is that many of the major news outlets are ignoring the horror of what is going on in Gaza and people are only getting the true story via social media.

Thousands of people have protested across the world, including our own local people in Strabane who held a protest last Friday in an effort to show our support to the people of Gaza and highlight the horrors going on there.

We are encouraging people to light a candle and place a solidarity message and location beside it, take a photo of it and upload it to Facebook and Twitter between 9pm and 10pm on Friday night.

We chose this time because it's when most of the main news will be broadcast across Europe. Everyone taking part can in their small way show solidarity for the people in Gaza plus using the power of social media to get the message out of what is going on there."