By Stephanie Brickman and Marcus Dysch, June 11, 2009
Pro-Palestinian campaigners are expected to disrupt a Scottish town’s summer festival over sponsorship from a French sewage company with business interests in Israel.
This weekend’s Leith Festival, held on the outskirts of Edinburgh, has been funded using a £3,000 grant from Veolia, which runs a water treatment plant in the town.
Organisers have refused to return the money despite being urged to do so by Scottish Palestine Solidarity (SPSC).
SPSC has encouraged supporters to leaflet the event and deliver a “presentation on Israel’s criminal occupation”.