About 200 people held a silent vigil at Park St. in Boston, Mass.
to call for peace and a ceasefire between Israel/Palestine.VIDEO-PHOTO MONTAGE:
by Michael Borkson
Boston, Mass.-July 19, 2014:
About 300 protesters turned out at Park St. in Boston today July 19 to speak out against Israel’s brutal attack on Gaza’s Palestinians. A very emotional and spirited protest with speakers on the plight of Palestinians, loud and energetic chants of “Free Free Palestine” and ending with a mock “die-in” with the names of some of the hundreds of Palestinians killed read aloud. There was a small handful of pro US/pro Israel hecklers there which the Boston police seperated from our demonstration.
The protest today was sponsored by a wide coalition of Boston activists — Jewish Voices For Peace, UJP, ANSWER, Boston IAC, Committee For Peace And Human Rights, UNAC, as well as many others. Here are video and photo links:
Short 6 min. video: Boston protests Israel war on Gaza : 7/19/14
End all ethnic and religious wars — live together in peace.
Stand with Gaza, Rally and die-in
Saturday, July 19, 1 pm. Park Street Rally
Join us as we mourn the hundreds killed and protest the complicity of the U.S. government that spends over three billion of our tax dollars and advanced military weapons annually to Israel to maintain an illegal and immoral system of discrimination and occupation and the calamitous siege of Gaza.
We call for:
An End to the Bombings and Killings
An End to U.S. aid to Israel
Support for the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).
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Boston For Gaza Rally and Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity with Palestine.
Thursday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, , Copley Square