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Global Indymedia Feature: Worldwide Protests Against Israeli Aggression

Reposted from http://indymedia.org
Tens of thousands throughout the world took to the street on Saturday, July 22nd, to protest against the ongoing Israeli war on Lebanon and Palestine. For the past 12 days and nights, Israeli air forces have destroyed countless civilian buildings and means of transportation in operations that have killed more than 400 people, mostly civilians, and wrecked havoc on Lebanese cities, harbours, airports and other infrastructure, leading to the displacement of more than half a million people. The International Day of Action had been called by various anti-war and solidarity campaigns.

In Israel itself, at least 5,000 Jewish and Arab peace activists marched in Tel Aviv against Israel's war crimes. Israeli police arrest 3 anti-war protesters [Israeli bombardment of Lebanon violates humanitarian law].

In Chicago, US, some 3,000 people from the Muslim, Arab and progressive community took part in one of the city's largest protests against Israeli aggression since the beginning of the Second Intifada.

In the UK, up to 30,000 marched through central London. Similar, but smaller, demonstrations took place in other cities up and down the country, including Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Other Erupoean cities also saw some big protests: Paris, Amsterdam, Bremen, Warsaw and others. Some 10,000 people had demonstrated in Madrid on July 20th, and so had people in Rome, Athens, Stockholm and Canada [report].

In Australia, thousands of people turned out at rallies in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, while a gathering in Perth was cancelled by the police.

Links: IMC Beirut | IMC Israel | Internation Middle East Media Centre | Palestine News Network | Electronic Intifada | Electronic Lebanon | Palestine Blogs | Tadamon

pdx in the streets 26.Jul.2006 10:32

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this is a call-out to portlanders --- we need to follow this progressive lead and take our sadness and anger into the streets. I know many of us are passionately discussing this issue in our homes and communities, but we need to let israel know that there are many folks in portland, oregon who are not going to sit by and allow these actions to take place without some resistance! As a jewish woman I am thoroughly PISSED OFF that Israel continues to use its power to destroy arab communities and land. I want a place to voice this and have a community here to back me up.. let's take it to the streets.
i'm willing to help organize and i'm sure there are others of you out there.

Portland will never forget Lebanon! 28.Jul.2006 03:25

xoxoxoxox

Portland, Oregon shows how it still stands by Lebanon with a display of sincere lament for its people on SE 82nd Street on Thursday.


PORTLAND WILL ALWAYS STAND WITH LEBANON !


Please attend the next PORTLAND PEACE RALLY for Lebanon AT 1PM THIS SUNDAY in PIONEER SQUARE !

Come on Black Bloc !
Takin' it to the streets in the southeast on July 27 !
Takin' it to the streets in the southeast on July 27 !