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Solidarity: NYC

December 28, 2009

Every voice on the Gaza Freedom March speaks for one thousand in their home country.

There were 850 people at yesterday’s rally for Gaza in New York City. As was the case with last year’s demonstrations during the Israeli attacks, the majority were young, enthusiastic, determined Arab-Americans, and a broad spectrum of Arab community groups cosponsored the rally. There were also contingents from a variety of antiwar and social justice groups, including veterans.
We started at Times Square and ended at the Israeli mission. Inbetween we stopped at the Egyptian consulate to protest their support for the blockade of Gaza and their current obstruction of the Gaza Freedom March and Viva Palestina convoys. Kevin Ovendon of VP also spoke to the crowd by a telephone hookup, and GFM representatives spoke.
The rally MCs called on the crowd to stay alert for activities being planned in support of the GFM and VP convoys.
(Submitted by Andy Pollack, Al-Awda NY.)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ilana Rossoff permalink
    December 28, 2009 6:11 pm

    Thanks for the update– please about post any other events going on in the NYC area on the website!

  2. ebert hino permalink
    December 28, 2009 10:03 pm

    I CALLED THE EGYPTIAN EMBASSY, IN DC, TODAY. I TOLD THE LADY THAT ANSWERED THAT I WISHED THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT WOULD ALLOW THE PEACE MARCHERS AND THE TRUCKS FULL OF SUPPLIES TO GO THROUGH TO GAZA. SHE SAID HOLD PLEASE, AND THEN THAT WAS THE LAST I HEAD. SO AFTER A 2 MINUTES, OF WAITING IN HUNG UP.

    I TRIED TO CALL OTHER EMBASSIES AND THEY WOULD NOT ANSWER. SO I’M GOING TO TRY FAXING THEM.

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