Global Solidarity with Gazans Growing

12:43 - July 28, 2014
News ID: 1434336
Protesters in several cities around the world are joining protests against Israel’s genocide in Gaza.


On Sunday, thousands of people protested in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam, a day after thousands of activists defied a ban in Paris on demonstrations against the Gaza conflict.

State broadcaster NOS said as many as 10,000 people took part in the Rotterdam demonstration against Israel’s offensive in Gaza, with marchers waving posters reading: “free Palestine” and “no Dutch support for Palestinian genocide.”
The event had been organized by a coalition of pro-Palestinian organizations in the Netherlands, according to a face book events page.
Members of the group waved the Palestinian flag and wore the Keffiyeh, a Middle Eastern headdress that has become a symbol of Palestinian independence.
“Error 404, humanity not found,” said one placard held aloft by a protester, according to NOS footage.
The group laid out a collection of coffin-like boxes and an assortment of dolls, some of them burnt, to represent the infant victims of the 20-day conflict that has killed more than 1,000 Palestinian civilians.
“For years, the Palestinians have suffered under the illegal blockade and occupation by Israel,” said the face book page.
“Since July 8, Gaza has additionally been suffering under a daily rain of bombs. the bloodshed must end!“
Protest marches were also reported in Toronto, Canada; Casablanca, Morocco; Vienna, Austria; Guatemala City as well as in Israel itself.
Source: Arab News

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