December 13: Palestine Contingent at the Millions March NYC
Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Statue (East of the Fountain)
Facebook event for Contingent: //www.facebook.com/events/1515270328757753
Join the Palestine Contingent at the Millions March on Dec 13 at 2PM to stand in solidarity with oppressed peoples from #NYC2Palestine. We will meet at the Garibaldi Statue, to the east of the fountain in Washington Square.
[MILLIONS MARCH NYC] [35,000+ expected!]
People have been furiously taking it to the streets, mobilizing to the rallying cry that “Black Lives Matter,” and demanding justice for the lives stolen by police brutality.
The Palestinian people know repression, militarization, and brutality all too well. The forces of occupation that deprive Palestinians of their land, communities, and lives are the same as those that oppress Black and Brown communities here in the United States. “I Can’t Breathe” is a cry that resonates with the Palestinians, who are imprisoned, criminalized, and killed with impunity like so many Mike Browns, Eric Garners, Tamir Rices, Yvette Smiths, Islan Nettles, Akai Gurleys, Sean Bells, and Marissa Alexanders.
These struggles against oppression – both locally and globally – are one. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr: “None of us is free until all of us are free.”
People are already making these connections on their own. In August, Palestinians sent tips on dealing with tear gas to protesters in Ferguson as the army rolled into their town. New Yorkers hung a giant Palestinian flag on the Manhattan Bridge during the bloody assault on Gaza.
On December 13th, we will stand in solidarity as a contingent of Palestinians and allies to send a message that all oppressed people around the world fight together for justice and equality, and we will not tolerate one more stolen life.