A Bay Ridge Rally in Support of Palestinians

(Photo courtesy of NYC911News LLC via Bklyner)

A demonstration in support of Palestine took place on the streets of Bay Ridge on May 14, reports Bklyner. The rally came on a day of violence at the border of Gaza and Israel in which Israeli soldiers fired at Palestinian protesters killing some 60 people and injuring more than 2,500.

The protests coincided with the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem after its relocation from Tel Aviv, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel. Palestinians mark Nakba (catastrophe) on May 15 in honor of the hundreds of thousands who were expelled from their homes.

The theme of the rally, as described by organizers, was “to end 70 years of colonialism.” For video and photos, go to Bklyner.

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