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Tadeusz Markiewicz: A Zionist Dreyfus?

Nickidewbear 23 | 609
13 Aug 2015 #1
According to the Times of Israel:

Tadeusz Markiewicz had permission for the July 2014 rally in Warsaw to run until 4 p.m., but it lasted longer, leading to the indictment and the trial that started Tuesday. The demonstration, which attracted about 80 people, was held during Israel's war last summer with Hamas in Gaza.

The pro-Israel rally was in response to a pro-Palestinian demonstration held the same day. Both were held next to the Israeli Embassy. Police separated the two groups of demonstrators.

In November, Markiewicz received a warrant issued by the court to pay the $570 penalty for "disruption of the second demonstration by using a sound system." Markiewicz's lawyer, Monika Krawczyk, appealed the judgment.

Sometimes, demonstrations run over; and I'm sure that the other demonstration group used a sound system. By the way, Alfred Dreyfus never did make aliyah; and that's why I call Tadeusz Markiewicz "a Zionist Dreyfus".
jon357 74 | 22,489
13 Aug 2015 #2
Nikki, the Dreyfus case was completely different. It was a huge miscarriage of justice against an innocent man for a whole lot of political reasons. This thing in Warsaw was just an extremist trying to drown out a legal demonstration.

Although my point of view is closer to his rather than to the anti-Israel people, in this case he was legally in the wrong.

Worth mentioning Nikki, that the embassy in question is in a high-density residential area and loudspeakers are definitely not allowed and not wanted by the people who live there.

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