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Multifaith Protests Demanding Gaza Ceasefire Continue Across the U.S. Despite Police Crackdown

HeadlineNov 03, 2023

In Philadelphia, at least 350 people were arrested Thursday after hundreds of faith leaders and activists blocked a train terminal demanding state and local officials support a ceasefire in Gaza. Imams, rabbis, reverends, pastors, clerics and Buddhist monks led the massive crowd in traditional songs and prayers, while hundreds more rallied outside the station. The peaceful action was organized by Philadelphia’s chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace.

In North Carolina, dozens of Palestinian solidarity protesters blocked a highway in Durham Thursday during rush hour as they chanted “ceasefire now.”

Here in New York, dozens of students walked out of a class at Columbia University taught by Hillary Clinton, protesting the school’s role in targeting Palestinian solidarity activists. Wednesday’s action came after photographs of students who signed a declaration critical of Israeli’s assault on Gaza were featured on doxing trucks parked near campus last week with the words “Columbia’s leading antisemites.” The group Accuracy in Media deployed similar doxing trucks at Harvard, CUNY and UPenn.

Later in the broadcast, we’ll hear voices from a Palestinian rights protest in Boston, where at least 23 people were arrested.

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