Montreal: Protest Against Israeli Violence

November 11, 2006

November 11, 2006. Montreal. Protest for Palestine.

Montreal– About 300 protesters gathered in front of Concordia today and marched to Dorchester Square. The demonstration was meant to inform Montrealers of the recent violence in Gaza and to denounce Israeli action in the Palestinian area.

While the UN Security Council was meeting to discuss an official criticism of Israel — a meeting that ended with a US veto — the protesters marched in the cold and rain in the downtown Montreal, chanting “no justice, no peace” and “solidarité avec la Palestine” (“solidarity with Palestine”).

The protesters are upset at the lack of sufficient media coverage of the violence as well as Canada’s failure to criticize Israel. The civilian casualties at Beit Hanoun were constantly mentioned by protest organizers. Israeli PM Olmert was called an assassin by the chanting protesters.


One Response to “Montreal: Protest Against Israeli Violence”

  1. […] As reported on this blog, there was a protest held on Saturday in Montreal in response to the Beit Hanoun bombing last Wednesday. […]

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