Monday, January 28, 2008

Anti-Semitic Pro-Palestinian Demonstrations in LA Area

The following is part of an article that appeared on - the Party for Socialism and Liberation-----

One of the largest U.S. actions was in Anaheim, south of Los Angeles, in the heart of the Arab American community, where well over 500 people waved Palestinian flags and held signs and banners demanding justice for Palestine. Arab American youth chanted "End the siege of Gaza now!" and "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!" while marching. Muna Coobtee, ANSWER Coalition, chaired the rally, which featured speakers from local Arab and Palestinian groups, nearby mosques, student groups and a representative of the La Riva/Puryear Party for Socialism and Liberation presidential campaign. Speakers mourned the death of Dr. George Habash, founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and urged support for the March 15 mass march to stop the war in Los Angeles and the upcoming Al-Awda convention commemorating 60 years since "al-Nakba" (the creation of the state of Israel and forced "ethnic cleansing" of over 750,000 Palestinians).

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