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Protesters say "End U.S. Support for Israel"

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January 4, 2009
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Gaza War Protest in Minneapolis, MN
January 2 protest in Minneapolis against Israeli attack on Gaza and for an end to U.S. aid to Israel. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Minneapolis, MN - Around 400 protesters gathered at the Islamic Cultural Community Center here, Jan. 2 to protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza. Most of the protesters were Muslim and Arab. The crowd was passionate and demanded an end to U.S. aid to Israel and an end to the bombing of Gaza. The protesters marched throughout the neighborhood that is home to many Arab people. The marchers were greeted by honks and many people joined the march as it went by.

The demonstration was organized by the newly formed Minnesota Coalition for Gaza. The coalition includes religious, human rights and political organizations including: Al Aqsa, Al-Wafaa Center, Anti-War Committee, Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, Building Blocks, Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Council on American- Islamic Relations, Minnesota, Islamic Cultural Community Center, Islamic Jurisprudence Council of Minnesota, Islamic University of Minnesota, Muslim American Society - Minnesota, Masjid Al-Ikhlas, Unity Chamber of Commerce and others.

This demonstration was a part of an international day of protest. Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated Jan. 2 in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States.