Worldwide rallies in solidarity with Palestine

Over 12,000 marched in the streets of New York City in solidarity with Palestine.

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have taken part in protests against the war crimes of the U.S.-Israeli war machine.

Over 12,000 people filled New York’s Times Square from 42nd Street to 36th Street on Oct. 13 in solidarity with the people of Palestine. They marched to the Israeli mission and the United Nations despite an army of police and a racist campaign of lies and intimidation by the corporate media and corporate politicians, including the governor and the mayor, who attacked the right to protest.


Marching to the United Nations in New York City, Oct. 13. SLL photo: Bill Dores

On Oct. 14, over 15,000 protesters shut down the streets of Chicago.

Other protests have taken place in Atlanta; Baltimore; Dearborn, Michigan; Denver; Los Angeles; New Orleans; San Diego; Washington, D.C.; and dozens of other cities.

Hundreds rally outside CNN in Atlanta. SLL photo: Lizz Toledo
Baltimore, Oct. 13. SLL photo
Dearborn, Michigan
Denver, Oct. 14. SLL photo
Los Angeles
New Orleans. SLL photo
San Diego ‘All OUT FOR GAZA!’ protest, Oct. 15. SLL photo: Gloria Verdieu

Earlier in the week, protests were staged at colleges and universities across the country.

The University of California-Los Angeles, Rutgers University, the University of Virginia, the Ohio State University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Kent State University, New York University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Illinois, the Arizona State University in Tempe, and Purdue University are among the schools actions were staged, reports, the National Students for Justice in Palestine.

In Europe, Africa, Asia

Around the world, mass protests were also seen in the French cities of Paris and Marseille and the British cities of London, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester, and Brighton. Protests were reported in Jakarta, Indonesia; Edinburgh, Scotland; Toronto, Canada; Sydney, Australia; and cities in South Africa.

Demonstrations in support of Palestine also took place in Geneva, Switzerland; Turin and Rome in Italy; and Dublin, Ireland.

Rallies were also reported in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Finland, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, and Venezuela.

In Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen

Massive numbers in Yemen in solidarity with Palestine. Photo: Al Mayadeen English

Al Mayadeen English reports:

Several cities around the world saw rallies and demonstrations in support of the Palestinian people amid the ongoing Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip.

Hundreds of thousands of people in countries like Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen, and various Arab and Islamic nations have held protests to denounce the Israeli occupation aggression on Gaza and express solidarity with al-Aqsa.

Tehran, the capital of Iran, saw a significant turnout in these demonstrations, which were organized by Palestinian Resistance groups. A notable aspect of the protests in Tehran was the participation of the Iranian mobilization forces, who appeared in their military attire to express support for Palestine.

In addition to the rallies, numerous cities in Jordan saw protests on the day dubbed “Friday of Al-Aqsa Flood.” Mass crowds headed to the border with occupied Palestine to express their condemnation of the ongoing atrocities in Gaza and the renewed attempts to displace the remaining residents.

Jordanian security forces increased their efforts to control the demonstrators. Video footage was circulated online, depicting protesters getting out of their vehicles due to traffic congestion and proceeding on foot.

Likewise, Yemen saw significant gatherings expressing solidarity with Palestine and its Resistance against the occupation’s crimes. A statement issued by the organizers indicated that the Yemeni people are fully prepared to actively participate and are willing to dispatch hundreds of thousands of fighters to defend Palestine.

In response to the Resistance’s call, thousands of Iraqis gathered in Tahrir Square to protest and condemn the occupation’s actions in Gaza.


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