Ógra Shinn Féin in Derry are encouraging people to take part in an initiative entitled “Light for Gaza” this coming Friday night.
They are encouraging people to light a candle and place a solidarity message beside it, take a photo of it and upload it to Facebook and Twitter between 9 and 10pm.
What is frustrating people witnessing this ,is that many of the major news outlets are ignoring the horror of what is going on in Gaza and people are only getting the true story via social media.
Also thousands of people have protested across the world and again by in large sections of the broadcast media have ignored it.
In efforts to show our support the people of Gaza and highlight the horrors going on there we are encouraging people to light a candle and place a solidarity message and location beside it, take a photo of it and upload it to Facebook and Twitter between 9 and 10pm on Friday night.
We chose this time because its when most of the main news will be broadcast across Europe. Everyone taking part can in their small way show solidarity for the people in Gaza plus using the power of social media to get the message out of what is going on there.