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Dallas rallies in solidarity with Gaza

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Rally in Dallas, Texas stands with Palestine. | Fight Back! News/staff

Dallas, TX – Palestinians and their allies rallied in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, October 8, in solidarity with Gaza and the Palestinian struggle for liberation. About 300 energetic protesters turned out in historic Dealey Plaza.

Chants included “Netanyahu, you can't hide, we charge you with genocide,” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

Several speakers emphasized Palestine's right to retaliate against years of Israeli aggression.

The rally was called by the Palestinian Youth Movement Dallas Chapter, the Dallas Palestine Coalition, and Students for Justice in Palestine from the University of Texas at Dallas.

A spokesperson for the Palestine Youth Movement Dallas Chapter said, “As Americans, our tax dollars literally go to supporting the Israeli army, not to any Palestinian faction – to the tune of $3.4 billion per year. The real question is, why does the American government continue to support and defend Israel?”

The spokesperson added, “Israel has placed Gaza under a suffocating sixteen-year-long blockade and has denied the people of Gaza the right to life. We support the right of Palestinians to defend themselves from inhumane besiegement, collective punishment, and colonial violence – with all of the means available to them.”

Three counter-protesters stationed themselves across the street, alongside a crew of Dallas police. One counter-protester crossed the street to the pro-Palestine side and tore up a Quran in the face of protesters while calling them terrorists, the then fled back to police lines.

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