Pretoria sees red as EFF pickets outside Israeli Embassy

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EFF supporters were assembling at the Church Square in Pretoria on Tuesday morning ahead of their march to the Union Buildings.

JOHANNESBURG - Several roads were closed in Pretoria on Thursday as the EFF marched in support of the freedom and dignity of the Palestinian people. 

The EFF picketed outside the Israeli Embassy.

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Thursday marks 100 years since the Balfour Declaration - a letter that led to the birth of the State of Israel.

The letter stated the UK government&39;s intention of giving away land to establish a "national home" for Jewish people in Palestine.

It was a shock to the Arab world, which had not been consulted and had received vague promises of independence of its own in the post-war break up of the defeated Ottoman Empire.

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The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has thrown its weight behind the EFF march.

Police are monitoring developments in the area.