Protesters demand end to Israeli attacks on Gaza
NY, New York – On the evening of November 15, over 150 people gathered on 42nd and Broadway to demand that Israel, backed by the United States government, stop the murder and occupation of Palestinians.
The emergency rally was called by several different organizations in New York City in response to Israel murdering 34 people, including eight children in Gaza. The organizations were Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, CODEPINK: Women For Peace, Labor for Palestine, Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, NY4Palestine, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, American Muslims for Palestine – NJ Chapter, Within our Lifetime • United for Palestine, International Action Center, and Struggle – La Lucha for Socialism.
The rally began at 5 p.m. with chants, mic check, and brief speeches. The crowd was so riled up that under dozens of Palestinian flags, the chants never stopped.
The rally turned into a march and the crowd left Times Square, passing the Bryan Square Holiday Market, and ending in Herald Square. The march ended with Nerdeen Kiswani, from Within our Lifetime • United for Palestine, urging the protesters there to keep fighting and to continue the struggle for liberation