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100,000 form ‘red line’ around White House to protest US support for Israel

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Over 200 organisations came together to hold a demonstration and to organise dozens of buses to bring demonstrators from all over the country to converge in front of the White House in the capital of the US on 8 June.

One thousand protesters travelled overnight from Tampa, Florida, and more protesters came from as far as Michigan, Iowa and Kentucky.

Convening organisations included the Palestinian Youth Movement, National Students for Justice in Palestine, The People’s Forum, Al-Awda: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, US Palestinian Community Network and the Answer Coalition.

Earlier on 8 June, Israel once again dropped bombs on the Nuseirat refugee camp, in a so-called “rescue operation”. Zionist forces ‘rescued’ four hostages, but in the process killed 274 Palestinians and injured over 698 more – all using US-made bombs.

Demonstrators formed a “red line” around the White House, a miles-long red banner, parts of which were inscribed with the names of the 40,000 Palestinians killed by Israel in the ongoing genocide since October.

The demonstrators were denouncing Biden’s previous claims that the invasion of Rafah by Israel would be a red line for his administration, even threatening to withhold weapons shipments when Israel was still threatening to invade.

But Israel has since invaded, perpetrating massacre after massacre in Rafah using US-made weapons – resulting in no material policy changes from the Joe Biden administration.

The US continues its decades-long policy of sending arms to Israel to carry out the systematic destruction of Palestinian life. – Peoples Dispatch/Globetrotter News Service

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AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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