Minto’s Last North Island Kilometre in Walk for Palestine
28 February 2019
Veteran activist John Minto will walk the last North Island kilometre of his ‘Walk for Palestine’ tomorrow at Wellington’s island bay. John is walking Te Araroa to build awareness and support for the Palestinian struggle. He has walked over 1700 kilometres (from Cape Reinga to Wellington) since December 14th.
‘The New Zealanders and overseas visitors I have spoken with along the way are overwhelmingly supportive of the Palestinian struggle, this contrasts with our government which has a policy heavily skewed in support of Israel, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters was soft on apartheid in South Africa in the 1980s and is soft on Israeli apartheid in 2019, he has failed to condemn new Israeli laws discriminating against Palestinians and the murder of unarmed Palestinian protesters by Israeli snipers during last years Great March of Return, he has not responded to requests for me to meet him in Wellington’.
John is wearing his third Palestinian T shirt the other two fell apart along the way.
John and supporters will be leaving Houghton Bay at 12 noon Friday 1st March to walk the last kilometre to Island Bay. John will be starting the South Island section of Te Araroa on Monday 4 March.
John is encouraging people to donate to the Palestinian struggle donations can be made at Christchurch Progressive Network Account: 38-9017-0034814-00. Please reference Palestine.