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Salt Lake City stands with Palestine on Nakba day

By Gregory Lucero |
May 19, 2015
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Salt Lake City, UT - Palestinian solidarity activists attended a vigil, May 15, commemorating the Nakba, Arabic for "catastrophe," the genocidal expulsion of Palestinians by the Zionists. From 1947 to 1949, Palestinians were killed and pushed from their homes in the drive to create Israel.

The Utah Anti-War Committee organized the event in solidarity with Palestine. Alyssa Ferris spoke about the great injustice of the Nakba. "People have been forced off their land, out of their homes and are treated like second-class citizens." She pointed out that the repression extends beyond the borders of Palestine, stating long time Palestinian American leader "Rasmea Odeh has faced political repression by the U.S. government for her community organizing and Palestinian solidarity."

Ferris then led people through various chants including, "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” “Free, free, Palestine,” and "Viva, viva Palestina."