Pro-Palestinian demonstrators rally in cities across North America against Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip as the worst violence in years flares up between the Jewish state and the Hamas terror group.
Gatherings to show solidarity with Palestinians take place in cities including Boston, Washington, Montreal and Dearborn, Michigan.
Several hundred people turn out in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, chanting “Free, free Palestine” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
They wave Palestinian flags and hold placards that read “End Israeli Apartheid” and “Freedom for Gaza.”
Many protesters wear black and white, and red and white, keffiyeh scarves, while drivers sound car horns and motorcyclists revved their engines as the sun beat down.
Several Jewish people attend, carrying placards that said “Not in my name” and “Solidarity with Palestine” as the protesters took over a street in the area which has a large Arab population.
A few dozen police officers look on and the protest is peaceful in its early stages.