Thousands rally in US in support of Palestinians

Huge crowds show solidarity with Palestinians in cities across US, from Los Angeles to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

16 May 2021
photo: Kevin Hagen/AP

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters have rallied in the streets of Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and other cities across the United States, demanding an end to deadly Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip.

In Los Angeles on Saturday, protesters waving signs that said “Free Palestine” shut down traffic on a major thoroughfare, while in New York, huge crowds marched through Brooklyn, chanting “Free, free Palestine” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

Several people also carried placards that said, “Not in my name” and “Solidarity with Palestine”.

“I’m here because I want a Palestinian life to equal an Israeli life and today it doesn’t,” said 35-year-old Emraan Khan, a corporate strategist from Manhattan, as he waved a Palestinian flag at a protest in Brooklyn.

“When you have a nuclear-armed state and another state of villagers with rocks, it is clear who is to blame,” he added.

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