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Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign

Solidarity Protest Draws Hundreds in Santa Monica

Around 300 demonstrators converged in Santa Monica to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian National and International Call to Action for November 9 against the oppressive Israeli Apartheid Wall. Protestors built a tremendous mock Wall that was covered in compelling images of the Wall as well as facts, figures, maps and drawings. After several hours of information sharing, speakers and rallying – the mock Wall was brought to the ground in a tremendous show of solidarity against Israel’s Apartheid Wall.



***image3***Santa Monica’s busy Palisades Park was transformed into a thoroughfare of information about the tragic reality of the Wall’s impact on Palestinian life. Despite counter protest, the vocal and passionate group of demonstrators and speakers put out a strong call for justice as banners, flags and signs condemning the oppressive conditions of the Israeli Occupation and the Apartheid Wall waved for passers-by and fellow protestors. Information tables about various solidarity organizations were available for people to visit and gather news and materials.



The demonstration was organized by a coalition of organizations, under the title “Bring Down the Wall Committee”, and was sponsored by the Palestine Aid Society and Women in Black-Los Angeles and Palestine Aid Society and endorsed by: ANSWER Coalition, Café Intifada, the Coalition for World Peace, International Action Center, National Lawyers Guild, Palestinian American Congress, Palestine Solidarity Committee, the Union of Palestinian-American Women and The Writing Empowerment Project.



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