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10,000+ fill streets of Chicago protesting Israel’s assault on Gaza

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July 20, 2014
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Thousands rally in solidarity with Palestine. (FightBack!News/Matt McLoughlin)

Chicago, IL - Over 10,000 marched here, July 20, to condemn Israel’s murderous assault on Gaza. The protest began with a die-in of young people. They held the names of Palestinian civilians who have been killed. The names of all the over 400 dead were read. One of the readers was Ahmed Hamad, a member of Students for Justice in Palestine-Chicago, who lost six family members in Gaza when Israel bombed their house.

The marchers filled the streets for ten blocks with a sea of Palestinian flags. “After two weeks of protesting, this is the largest protest in Chicago and the largest in the country so far,” said Hatem Abudayyeh of the U.S. Palestine Community Network, who co-emceed the rally.

9 comments

 
George Nasser wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

Some of the comments on this article are incredibly stupid

Some of the comments on this article are disgusting and hateful. Just because people protested against a military assault that killed millions of innocent people that makes them anti-semitic? Keep your nonsense to yourself. This is great work.

 
voncile wrote 2 years 1 day ago

anti-Israel protests

Now let's see you do two paragraphs on the MILLIONS that marched across America in the last two weeks in SUPPORT of Israel!

 
Anonymous wrote 2 years 2 days ago

The writer of this drivel is

The writer of this drivel is an antisemite, trying to mask his/hes racist views behind anti Israel propaganda. There are 52 Muslim countries in the world with a total population of 800,000,000, none of which are democracies in the Middle East, vs Israel the only democratic country in the region. With the total world Jewish population of 15,000,000 Ratio of over 50:1 and THEY STILL WILL NOT LET JEWS LIVE IN PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I CAN ASSURE THE PUBLISHERS OF THIS RAG. THERE WILL BE NO MORE YELLOW STARS ON JEWISH SLEEVES, NO MORE JEWISH KIDS GASSED AND BURNED IN CREMATORIA OF EUROPE , THERE WILL BE NO MORE JEWISH ELDERLY BURIED ALIVE IN THE FORESTS OF UKRAINE!!!!!!!

 
Anonymous wrote 2 years 2 days ago

The writer of this drivel is

The writer of this drivel is an antisemite, trying to mask his/hes racist views behind anti Israel propaganda. There are 52 Muslim countries in the world with a total population of 800,000,000, none of which are democracies in the Middle East, vs Israel the only democratic country in the region. With the total world Jewish population of 15,000,000 Ratio of over 50:1 and THEY STILL WILL NOT LET JEWS LIVE IN PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I CAN ASSURE THE PUBLISHERS OF THIS RAG. THERE WILL BE NO MORE YELLOW STARS ON JEWISH SLEEVES, NO MORE JEWISH KIDS GASSED AND BURNED IN CREMATORIA OF EUROPE , THERE WILL BE NO MORE JEWISH ELDERLY BURIED ALIVE IN THE FORESTS OF UKRAINE!!!!!!!

 
usmade1 wrote 2 years 4 days ago

ha!

I don't believe there were 10,000 haters all together in one place! This article is a LIE!

 
Anonymous wrote 2 years 6 days ago

So now it's 10,000... WGN

So now it's 10,000... WGN news here in Chicago, reported 2,500, others reported 1,500. Exaggerate much?! LMAO

 
Anonymous wrote 2 years 1 week ago

Where in Chicago??? What

Where in Chicago??? What streets??? What time??? Nope, not here on that day...

 
Anonymous wrote 2 years 1 week ago

Regarding with the comments above

Agreed! Two paragraphs??!!! Please, next time don't trouble yourself!

 
Trackerinblue wrote 2 years 1 week ago

Astounded

I'm absolutely astounded that a rally of this size and importance only justified 2 PARAGRAPHS! This is another clear example of how biased American press is in favor of Israel. As an American, I'm ashamed of you!

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