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News :: Human Rights : Palestine
2,000 Bostonians March from Copley to State House, Oppose US Complicity in Israel’s Assault on Gaza
23 Jul 2014
Protesters Block Beacon Street for three hours at sixth #Boston4Gaza rally in two weeks.
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Boston, MA - 2,000 activists from 14 local student, faith, and political organizations marched from Copley Square to the Massachusetts State House yesterday to protest Israel’s continued military assault on Palestinians in Gaza. This was Boston's sixth demonstration for Gaza in Boston in two weeks, and the largest.

Protesters condemned the complicity of U.S. lawmakers at every level of government in this violence, shutting down Beacon Street for over three hours yesterday evening. Protesters staged a “die-in” in the street and read the names of all 630 Palestinians who have been killed since Israel’s attacks began on July 8.

Protesters highlighted the role that U.S. taxpayer dollars play in funding the Israeli military. "I'm tired of paying for oppression and racism, here and in Palestine,” said Chelsea Noriega, of Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, who participated in the die-in, “Not in my name."

They also emphasized that the Palestinians' suffering is not new. “Gaza has been under siege for 8 years,” said Naila Jirmanus of Boston BDS. “The blockade created deprivation, unemployment, shortages of food and medical supplies, lack of clean water and electricity. Sewage flows in the streets and children are stunted by malnutrition. Israel has created a massive humanitarian problem in Gaza, which will only be resolved when Israel not only ceases its bombing but ends the blockade and occupation.”
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