When: 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 4, 2023
Where: Freedom Plaza, Washington D.C.
Washington DC, November 3, 2023 - The US capital is gearing up for the largest mobilization in support of Palestine in the country’s history. Tens of thousands of activists are boarding buses from cities as far as Chicago, Houston, and Tampa to participate in the historic march.
Over 9,000 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in its intense bombing campaign of the Gaza strip. According to a report released today by the Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor, Israel has used 25,000 tons of explosives on Gaza since October 7, equivalent to two nuclear bombs. This has continued unrelenting despite calls from world leaders and millions of people across the world for an end to this genocidal violence.
The hundreds of thousands converging in Washington DC will join people from across the globe to demand an immediate ceasefire, an end to all US aid to Israel, and an end to the over 16-year siege on Gaza.
Renowned public intellectuals and activists Mohammed el Kurd, Noura Erakat, Vijay Prashad, and Brian Becker will be addressing this historic mobilization as well as representatives from leading Arab, Muslim, and anti-war organizations from across the United States such as National Students for Justice in Palestine, the Palestinian Youth Movement, Al-Awda: The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Palestinian Feminist Collective, US Palestinian Community Network, and dozens of others.
“This is going to be a historic mobilization to tell the Biden administration that we will not sit silently while they fund the genocide of our brothers and sisters in Palestine. The tide is turning across the US, and now more than ever we must stay on the streets and increase the pressure,” said Manolo De Los Santos, executive director of The People’s Forum.
A diverse coalition of over 450 organizations have endorsed the march. The mobilization will be live-streamed on Breakthrough News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG1wopMb3NU.
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