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'Day of Rage' held across US

 


On Wednesday, July 1, the day Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought to a cabinet vote the extension of Israeli sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria, demonstrations by Pro-Palestinian and BDS groups against the “annexation,” as they call it, were held in Chicago, San Diego, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Among the groups were Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace and American Muslims for Palestine.

Another organization, Al-Awda — The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition — accused Israel of “72 years of genocide, ethnic cleansing and dispossession.”

Al-Awda also tied their demonstrations to the protests against anti-Black racism in the U.S. and beyond.

“We demand the defunding and dismantling of U.S. police alongside the defunding and dismantling of Zionist colonialism and racist Israeli apartheid,” the group’s website reads.

Zachor Legal Institute, a legal advocacy organization, wrote a letter to LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Michael Moore to warn against the demonstration planned to take place outside the Israeli consulate on Wednesday, calling on them to ensure that the demonstration would be peaceful.

 

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