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Thousands take the New York streets for Palestine

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NYC demonstration stands with Palestine. | Fight Back! News/Bichio Rivera

New York, NY – On the afternoon of October 9, thousands gathered outside the Israeli Consulate on 43rd Street and 2nd Avenue to stand in solidarity with the brave people of Palestine. This was the second rally in two days, as the previous day several thousand gathered in Times Square.

The rally began in front of the Israeli Consulate General with fiery chants and speeches. The emcees loudly shouted, “We don’t want two-states, we want ‘48!”, and the crowd matched the militant energy.

Despite the inordinate number of NYPD officers, the march took the thousands of protesters throughout New York City’s East Side until they ended at the United Nations. Spirits were high, the chants were loud, and the energy was militant.

This action was called by Within Our Lifetime, Samidoun, CUNY Law Students for Justice In Palestine, Existence is Resistance, Decolonize this Place, and CunyForPalestine.

Organizational members of the International League of People’s Struggles attended the action as a contingent of over 50 people. Organizations included: Bayan USA, Malaya Movement, AnakBayan, Bronx and Brooklyn Boricua Resistance, and the New York Community Action Project.

Organizers and protesters alike are ready to continue marching for Palestine as the heroic resistance fighters face up against Zionism, Israel and U.S. imperialism.

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