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March against Israeli / U.S. Wars

by Kati Ketz |
September 6, 2006
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Over 10,000 people marched through the streets of D.C.
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Over 10,000 people marched through the streets of D.C. (Fight Back! News/Staff)
The mood at the protest was one of outrage Orthodox Jews and Shia Muslims marching together to condemn Israeli crimes. A Muslim woman protesting U.S. complicity in Israeli war
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A Muslim woman protesting U.S. complicity in Israeli war crimes. (Fight Back! News/Staff)
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Orthodox Jews and Shia Muslims marching together to condemn Israeli crimes. (Fight Back! News/Staff)
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The mood at the protest was one of outrage (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Washington, DC – People from around the country gathered here on August 12 to demonstrate against Israeli/ U.S. wars in Lebanon and Palestine. The demonstrators, mostly Arab-Americans, demanded an end to US aid to Israel and the end of Israeli occupation in Palestine and Lebanon. Families, with children and grandmothers, joined with students in front of the White House, chanting "No justice! No peace! US out of the middle east!" and "Israel is the terrorist – occupied people have the right to resist!” Organizers stated that about 30,000 people were in attendace.

"One of the best things about this protest was the solidarity showcased by all different nationalities. People were carrying Venezuelan flags, flags from Latin America, Lebanese and Palestinian flags. People from all different nationalities were there for different reasons, but all were there to support the people of Palestine and Lebanon" said Lara Elborno, a Palestinian-American student activist from the University of Iowa.