Friday, January 2, 2009


Thousands march against Israeli massacre of Gaza, saying "Stop U.S. Aid to Israel Now."

Chicago, January 2, 2009:
"Yes We Can End U.S. Aid to Israel."

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"Thousands in Chicago protest against Israel's military actions in Gaza"

January 3, 2009

On Xinhua news agency at:


Special report: Palestine-Israel Conflicts

CHICAGO, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people gathered Friday afternoon in Chicago's downtown, protesting against Israel's recent military actions in the Gaza Strip.

About 4,000 people gathered around 3:00 pm in the Pioneer Plaza in downtown Chicago, chanting slogans, waving Palestinian flags and carrying signs that read: "Stop U.S. Aid to Israel Now", "stop the siege of Gaza now" and so on.

Protesters later spilled across the Michigan Avenue Bridge to East Wacker Drive in front of the building that houses the Consulate General of Israel. Police there closed off a block-long stretch to vehicle traffic.

The protest was one of many recent demonstrations around the world in response to Israel's week-long air strikes on the Gaza Strip, a series of assaults Israel says are meant to deter rocket attacks into southern Israel by Hamas.

A smaller group of Israel supporters counter protested outside the consulate. The protest was largely done by about 6:00 p.m. Police said no arrests were reported. Organizers are planning another protest on Saturday in Chicago's Hyde Park.