Gaza-Solidarity Protest in Montreal (July 30)

Condemning Canadian complicity:

Hundreds of Montrealers met again this Wednesday July 30th in front of the Mont-Royal station to denounce Israel’s war crimes in Gaza. This week’s protest was particularly focused on highlighting the complicity of Canadian political parties with these crimes.

Speakers condemned strongly the stance of the 3 main federal parties concerning the current events in Gaza. All parties failed to condemn strongly Israel for its war crimes. The organizers of the protest released this statement:

While the UN Human Rights Chief, Navi Pillay, warns that Israel is committing war crimes, and the international community is engaged in working on a sustainable cease-fire, the Harper Government is extending enthusiastic support to Israel, building upon the complicity of previous Liberal governments. The opposition parties have also stated their backing of the apartheid state in their war on Gaza. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has reiterated Israel’s “right to defend itself” and the NDP leader Thomas Mulcair has yet to issue a condemnation of Israel.”

The protest was organized by Tadamon! (www.tadamon.ca)

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Protesters walking on Parc Avenue

 

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#FreeGaza, #FreePalestine

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Banner condemning the conservative government’s stance on Israel’s actions.
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Hundreds of protesters marching in the streets of Montreal
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Condemnation of the high number of Palestinian children among Palestinian casualties
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Protesters holding the longest Palestinian flag in the world
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“Not in our name” – A banner from the Independant Jewish Voices
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Protesters holding Palestinian flags
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Protester holding megaphone
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‘When you need to have hundreds of protests just to tell the world that bombing children is not OK that is when you know humanity has failed.” Banner by one of the protesters
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Protesters holding the longest Palestinian flag in the world
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Protesters holding the longest Palestinian flag in the world
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Protesters in front of Mount Royal park
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Protester holding Palestinian flag
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Protester condemning the complicity of the major federal Canadian political parties
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Protester holding Palestinian flag
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#FreeGaza, #FreePalestine
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“I am Jewish, I oppose Jewish & Israeli Fascism” – a banner by one the protesters
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Banner calling for the boycott of Israeli apartheid (www.bdsmovement.net)
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Canadian flag
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Solidarity from Morocco
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Protester condemning the complicity of the major federal Canadian political parties
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2 Palestinian flags
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Protester condemning the complicity of the major federal Canadian political parties
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“If you have no sympathy for human pain, Then the name of human you cannot retain” – Banner by one of the protesters
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Protesters holding the longest Palestinian flag in the world

 

Photos courtesy of CKUT’s radio show, Under The Olive Tree.

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Under the Olive Tree is a Montreal-based community radio program in solidarity with Palestinians aired live every Thursday from 11am – 12 noon on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal and on CFRC 101.9FM in Kingston, Ontario.

To listen to Under the Olive Tree:
http://www.mixcloud.com/UnderTheOliveTree/
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