Gaza Solidarity in Rochester and Western NY
This week saw Rochester mobilize twice to denounce the ongoing massacre happening against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. On Tuesday, December 30th around 70 people came out for a national day of action against Israeli state violence in front of the federal building in Downtown. On Friday, January 2, some 200+ people came out again for a vigil to mourn the loss of life in Gaza which was called for by the Islamic community of Rochester. The vigil started at the federal building but moved and congregated at State and Main.
But it wasn't just Rochester that came out on December 30th. According to Zeyad Saeed's account and Workers World Party, Buffalo, NY had a terrific turnout with some 200 people, mostly Palestinian, some Yemeni and other Arab youth; a spirited group of 30 were out in Ithaca, NY, according to Tompkins County Against War and Occupation, and just northeast of Ithaca, Syracuse, NY had near 100 people, according to Richard Vallejo's account of the Syracuse action.
From Rochester, Dec. 30 and Jan. 2: Rochester Demonstrations against the Seige of Gaza
From Ithaca, NY, Dec. 30: Protest against the Israeli War on Gaza
From Rochester, Jan. 2; photos, D. Paige: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
From Rochester, Dec. 30: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30
From Buffalo, Dec. 30: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
From Ithaca, Dec. 30: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
From Syracuse, Dec. 30: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Indymedia Coverage: Palestine Bleeds; the World Shudders | A Massacre in Palestine - Responses and Developments | Today We Stop The War | Gaza Protests across the United States Demand an End to Israel's Aggression | Israel Begins Gaza Ground Assault | Israel Rains Death and Destruction over Gaza
Additional Information: Bombing People Creates More Terrorism: a Peace Council Statement on the Mid East | Locals showing their support for GAZA and humanity | "Silence Is Not An Option," Say Protesters | Ithaca, NY Protest against the Israeli War on Gaza | Oppose U.S.-Israeli Crimes in Gaza! Resolutely Defend the Rights of Palestinians! Stop Funding U.S.-Israeli Genocide! | 'US media see Al-Jazeera as biased'