Thurs, Dec 31st, 2009
Copley Square, Boston
One year ago Israel launched a 22-day ferocious military attack against the 1.5 million residents of the Gaza Strip, the majority of whom are children. More than 1,300 Gazans were killed in the attacks.
Since then Gaza has been a closed prison as Israel, with the blessing of the US, has maintained its nearly 4-year-long blockade. The Palestinians in Gaza are being forced to live in the wreckage of the war with essential supplies being smuggled from Egypt through dangerous, hand-made tunnels.
This year in Gaza an historic Gaza Freedom March will take place on Dec. 31, 2009. Some 1,400 internationals from 42 countries — including 14 participants from Massachusetts - will marching with the Palestinian people to call for an immediate end to the siege.
HERE IN BOSTON we will be standing out in solidarity with those who are marching in Gaza. We too will raise our voices to call for an END TO THE SIEGE OF GAZA.
WHERE: Copley Square, corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets
WHEN: First Night, December 31, 4 – 7 PM
There will be a VIGIL at 4 PM. At 6 PM we will be joining the end of the “FIRST NIGHT” PARADE and marching to Park Street.
If you can, please come between 1 and 4 PM, and help hand out “End the Siege of Gaza” flyers and stickers at the Anti-War Encampment in Copley Square.
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