Informational material posted on front of Lloyds TSB St Vincent Street Branch, Glasgow by supporter  

December 2008

Lloyds TSB faces threats of direct action

The Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC) is set to protest outside Lloyds TSB, Hanover Street, Edinburgh and St Vincent Street, Glasgow every Saturday from 12-2pm

 Following a recent meeting of activist organizations from across Scotland at the Non-Violent Direct Action Day sponsored by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity campaign, Lloyds now faces increased protests and direct action for its looming closure of Interpal banking facilities  The meeting was concluded with a unanimous vote to increase the scope and size of protests and follow up with a range of direct action activities if the matter was not suitably resolved.

Already a spate of posters linking Lloyds with ethnic cleansing and war crimes has started to spread across Scotland.

Interpal is being forecd to close by Lloyds.  Interpal is a non-political, non-profit making British charity that works with international funding partners and partners on the ground to provide relief and development aid to Palestinians in need, mainly in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and the refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. Interpal has never been tried of any wrongful act or found guilty of any irregularities.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Israeli PM Ehud Olmert he is deeply concerned about humanitarian conditions in the blockaded Gaza Strip.  The UN's top human rights official said "the restrictions deprived Palestinians of basic human rights".  

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, called for "dignity and basic welfare" to be restored to the 1.5m people affected by the Gaza blockade.

“This makes Lloyds TSB complicit in the murder of women and children by aiding Israel in their war crimes and helping Israel starve the Palestinians to death” says Adam Dean of the SPSC.

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