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Protesters deface Coker’s office

December 7, 2023 11:10 am in by
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Activists have targeted the office of another local federal MP, demanding a permanent ceasefire and an end to Israel’s occupation of Gaza.

Signs were erected at Libby Coker’s Armstrong Creek electoral office on Wednesday night, bearing slogans including ‘Silence is Complicity’, ‘Free Gaza’ and ‘Free Palestine’.

The messages were also spray painted across the building’s windows.

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A local group of “concerned residents” accused the Member for Corangamite of being silent on the deaths of more than 6,000 children in Gaza.

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Speaking with Geelong Broadcasters, a spokesperson said that given Ms Coker’s previous teaching career, she should be taking the lead and speaking out against the “mass murder of children”, the “bombing of schools”, and the “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing” of Palestinians.

“In addition to calling for a permanent ceasefire, the Albanese government – of which Ms Coker is a member – also needs to take action to stop the slaughter in Gaza,” said the spokesperson, who asked not to be identified.

“It must stop weapons exports to Israel, cut diplomatic ties and apply all other possible sanctions against the Israeli government to end the Israeli occupation of Gaza and settlements in the West Bank.”

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The group pointed to Ms Coker’s previous stance on human rights in Gaza when Labor was in opposition, saying her current silence was hypocritical.

The latest protest follows the dumping of fake bodies outside the Yarra Street office of Corio MP and Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles.

The spokesperson would not comment when asked whether the same group was behind both incidents.

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