New York rallies on Al-Quds Day
New York, NY – Over 100 people gathered in Times Square on May 31 in honor of the International Day of Al-Quds. This day marks the occupation of Palestine and is in protest of Israel’s apartheid regime.
The speakers addressed different topics, from the United States’ role in the occupation to other examples of intervention in the Middle East and around the world.
Joe Catron, of the group Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Network, read a statement from Ahmad Sa’adat, General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine that stated, “The goal of every struggling revolutionary prisoner, whether in the prisons of the U.S., the Philippines, Turkey or the Zionist jails in Palestine, is to obtain freedom, not a momentary amelioration of torture.”
The rally ended with a round of passionate chants. The action was organized by Free Al Quds, and included speakers from Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Network, International Action Center, Within Our Lifetime, Decolonize This Place, and others.