Hundreds of Thousands March in Washington DC to Demand an End to Israeli War, Siege on Gaza

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in D.C. to demand an end to the Israeli war on Gaza. (Photo: via QNN TW Page)

Hundreds of thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in Washington D.C. on Sunday to call for a ceasefire and the end of the Israeli siege on Gaza.

The march was organized by nine groups, including the Palestinian Youth Movement, the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (A.N.S.W.E.R.) Coalition, and the American Muslim Alliance. According to the organizers, it was endorsed by over 500 groups across the country.

According to A.N.S.W.E.R., 300,000 people showed up at the protest.

“Now is the time to stand with the besieged people of Palestine! Gaza is being bombed by the hour. Its people are denied food, water and electricity by Israel. Tens of thousands more people are likely to die. We must ACT!” the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition wrote on its website.

Photos and videos of the march show protesters gathering in D.C.’s Freedom Plaza before marching to the White House.

The crowd waved Palestinian flags and chanted ‘Free Palestine’ slogans, similar to what happened in many other US cities, as part of an intensifying campaign to demand an immediate ceasefire and an end to US-Western military aid to Israel.

“Biden, Biden, you can’t hide; we charge you with genocide,” the protesters also chanted, according to Al-Jazeera.

Israel has, thus far, killed over 9,488 Palestinians in Gaza, including 3,900 children and 2,500 women, and wounded more than 24,000. Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Despite a massive Israeli military buildup around the Gaza borders and sporadic infiltrations on the outskirts of the besieged Strip, Palestinian Resistance continues to repel Israeli attacks.

To justify its military failure, the Israeli army continues to pound civilian homes throughout the Gaza Strip with new massacres reported everywhere in the besieged enclave.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington. 

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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