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Switzerland: See FIFA HQ scuffles as pro-Palestinian activists call for Israeli boycott00:58

Switzerland: See FIFA HQ scuffles as pro-Palestinian activists call for Israeli boycott

Switzerland, Zurich
May 29, 2015 at 16:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pro-Palestinian protesters tried to storm the Hallenstadion where the 65th FIFA Congress is currently taking place in Zurich, Friday. Police and security forces prevented the activists from entering the building, resulting in scuffles.

The protest was organised by the local BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, which opposes Israeli "apartheid" and the encroachment of the Israeli state on Palestinian land. The activists wore pro-Palestinian t-shirts, waved national flags and held placards reading "Boycott Israel."

Earlier, a protest action interrupted the 65th FIFA Congress to demand Israel's expulsion from international football's governing body.

The 65th congress is taking place amid bribery and corruption allegations against 14 FIFA officials. The focus of the congress will be the election of FIFA’s president; it is widely expected that long-time president Sepp Blatter will be re-elected and serve a fifth term.

Switzerland: See FIFA HQ scuffles as pro-Palestinian activists call for Israeli boycott00:58
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Pro-Palestinian protesters tried to storm the Hallenstadion where the 65th FIFA Congress is currently taking place in Zurich, Friday. Police and security forces prevented the activists from entering the building, resulting in scuffles.

The protest was organised by the local BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, which opposes Israeli "apartheid" and the encroachment of the Israeli state on Palestinian land. The activists wore pro-Palestinian t-shirts, waved national flags and held placards reading "Boycott Israel."

Earlier, a protest action interrupted the 65th FIFA Congress to demand Israel's expulsion from international football's governing body.

The 65th congress is taking place amid bribery and corruption allegations against 14 FIFA officials. The focus of the congress will be the election of FIFA’s president; it is widely expected that long-time president Sepp Blatter will be re-elected and serve a fifth term.