New York, NY
Among the demonstrations that took place in cities across the country yesterday, a protest in New York City’s Times Square featured particularly extreme rhetoric against Israel and its supporters here in the U.S.
The above startling video shows a speaker addressing the crowd to defend the
actions of Hamas in the name of “freedom” and to warn that Allah will “bring destruction” upon supporters of Israel. The speaker’s comments were met with loud applause from the crowd.
Signs at this Al-Awda sponsored rally, which was attended by several hundred people, read, “Stop Israel, Free Gaza, Stop Netanyahu GENOCIDE in Palestine,” “The World Stopped Nazism, Apartheid. The World Must Stop Zionism,” and “End the Palestinian Holocaust.” Chants such as “With our blood and soul, we will redeem you, Palestine,” “Intifada, Intifada, Long Live the Intifada,” and “Resistance is justified, when people are occupied” were repeatedly heard.
South Bend, IN
A few dozen protesters gathered outside of St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Indiana, with signs that said “Genocide Is Not Justice,” “This Is Not War This Is Genocide,” and “I Can’t Believe We’re Still Protesting This. 66 Years.” Many of the protesters also engaged in chants of “From the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea, Palestine Will Be Free” and “End the Siege of Gaza Now!”
Protesters at Copley Square held signs that read “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free,” and “Israel Stop the Killing Now. #Boston4Gaza.”