CODEPINK joins the international day of action to commemorate 52 Fridays of Palestinian resistance by marching with the people of Gaza on the 53rd consecutive Friday of protests.
Since March 30 of last year, over 250 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army while participating in the Great Return March, including women, children, disabled people, medics and journalists alike who have been shot dead in cold blood by israeli snipers. More than 25,000 have been injured. Despite the brutal violence of the occupation, people in Gaza have remained steadfast in carrying on their struggle and demanding their rights as refugees to return to their homes and for an end to the blockade. On the one year anniversary, we will uplift the resistance in Gaza, honor those killed in the Great Return March and build the movement for Palestine in NYC.
Here is the schedule for the Great Return March 1 Year Anniversary Action
4:00 pm — Times Square Rally Honoring the Martyrs of the Great Return March with the NY4Palestine Coalition
6:30 pm — Within Our lifetime event: Great Return March teach-in followed by a discussion with Raja Abdulhaq and Palestinians from the front lines in Gaza. Location: The People's Forum (320 w. 37th St.)
Endorsers (list in formation):
Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
CODEPINK: Women For Peace
NYC Democratic Socialists of America Anti-War Working Group
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network