A whole bunch of US Jewish activists have peacefully occupied New York’s Statue of Liberty to demand an finish to Israel’s “genocidal bombardment” of civilians in Gaza and a ceasefire.
Wearing black T-shirts emblazoned with the slogans “Jews demand ceasefire now” or “Not in our identify”, the protesters from the Jewish Voice for Peace group on Monday unfurled banners studying “The entire world is watching” and “Palestinians ought to be free” on the base of New York’s landmark.
It was the newest pro-Palestinian protest to happen in america because the begin of the conflict a month in the past.
On Saturday, tens of 1000’s of demonstrators, gathered in Washington, DC to name for a right away ceasefire within the Gaza Strip, and to denounce US coverage of help for Israel.
In late October, 1000’s of individuals occupied the large Grand Central station in Manhattan with the identical calls for.
Individually, 1000’s of pro-Palestinian protesters, together with some from US Jewish organisations, shut down the Brooklyn Bridge, main from Manhattan to the multicultural and trendy borough throughout the East River.