Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in scores of U.S.cities in response to the call for December 30 to be a National Day of Action to support the people of Palestine.
The call was issued 72hours ago by a number of organizations including the ANSWER Coalition,Muslim American Society Freedom, the National Council of ArabAmericans, Free Palestine Alliance, Al-Awda - The Right to Return Coalition and others.

In Washington D.C., 5,000 people gathered at the State Department andmarched to the White House. Those taking to the streets included many children, teenagers and young adults demanding an immediate end to the bombing of Gaza. As the nighttime march entered the White Housegrounds, it took over and filled all of Pennsylvania Avenue with young people raising Palestinian flags at the White House fence.
Over 10,000 protestors filled the sidewalks in front of and across the street from the (Israeli) Consulate in San Francisco and marched. In NewYork City, thousands demonstrated at the (Israeli) Consulate located on2nd Avenue and 43rd St. Between 4,000 and 5,000 marchers took to the streets in Los Angeles. In Dearborn, Michigan, thousands braved below-freezing weather to demonstrate. In San Diego, 600 people protested.
Today, people carried out demonstrations in Anchorage, AK; Phoenix,AZ; Modesto, Sacramento, San Jose, and Santa Rosa, CA; Colorado Springs and Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Ocala, FL;Atlanta,GA; Honolulu, HI; Chicago, IL; Louisville, KY; Baltimore, MD;Boston, MA; Ann Arbor, Flint and Kalamazoo, MI; Concord andPortsmouth, NH; New Brunswick, NJ; Albuquerque, NM; Buffalo, Rochesterand Syracuse, NY; Cincinnati, Cleveland and Youngstown, OH; Portland,OR; Philadelphia, PA; Sioux Falls, SD; Knoxville, TN; Dallas andHouston,TX; Norfolk, VA; Bellingham, Seattle and Tacoma, WA; and scores of other cities in the United States. Protestors even lined the street in front of incoming U.S. President Barack Obama's vacation compound in Kailua, Hawaii.
Coordinated protests were also held throughout the Middle East,Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

From an ANSWER Press Release

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