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Jewish protesters in the United States occupied congressional members offices.

Jewish protesters in the United States occupied congressional members offices.

Agencies and A News WORLD

Published October 27,2023


Jewish civil society organizations advocating for peace, similar to Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and IfNotNow, as soon as once more performed an occupation protest on the Congress constructing.

Demonstrators referred to as for a “ceasefire” from the U.S. authorities and, after secretly getting into the Congress constructing in Washington, D.C., they occupied the places of work of some senators, together with Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders and New York Democratic Senator Hakeem Jeffries, and performed a sit-in.

The congressional police intervened within the sit-in, arresting at the very least 49 protesters. It was understood that the protesters entered the constructing via varied entrances as guests.

During midday hours, peace-supporting Jewish protesters gathered at Columbus Circle Square within the capital, holding Palestinian flags and anti-war banners, and arranged a march in assist of Palestine.

As the protesters marched towards the Congress constructing, one other group occupied congressional members’ places of work and initiated a sit-in.

The demonstrators chanted slogans like “Let Gaza Live” and, together with singing peace songs in Hebrew and English, expressed their assist for his or her pals who had been arrested inside the Congress constructing.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on behalf of the Jewish teams organizing the protest, Rose Espinola acknowledged, “We call on congressional members, President Biden, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to use all their power to immediately establish a ceasefire and release those held hostage by Hamas. Today, we delivered this message directly to congressional members.”

Espinola, who talked about excited about “the 2,000 Palestinian children killed” whereas holding her two-year-old the earlier night time, emphasised, “As Jews, we say to congressional members that our age should not be your weapon,” asserting that Hamas’s actions can’t justify the killing of harmless folks.

Jerry Bowen, who’s married to a Palestinian, described the Israeli occupation as a “75-year genocide” and stated, “Our congressional members and senators become accomplices by funding this genocide. I am ashamed of our representatives voting to send money there. I believe they should be prosecuted in The Hague.”

The protesters referred to as on decision-makers in Congress to take motion concerning a ceasefire, the discharge of hostages, and addressing the basis causes of the occupation. They emphasised the necessity to use the cash collected from American taxpayers for peace fairly than battle and referred to as on Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders to assist their trigger.

Source: www.anews.com.tr


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