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Jewish Protesters and Allies Organize Coordinated Actions Across U.S. for Final Night of Hanukkah

HeadlineDec 15, 2023

Jewish-led protests on Thursday shut down bridges and highways across eight U.S. cities demanding a ceasefire in Gaza. The peaceful actions in Seattle, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Portland, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis and Atlanta came on the eighth and final day of Hanukkah. In Portland, protesters blocked the Burnside Bridge as they held a homemade nine-foot menorah and sang Hanukkah songs and prayers.

Zia Laboff: “As Jews, we come from long legacies of resistance and resilience. Rededication is a theme of Hanukkah. So on this last night, we rededicate our lineage of resilience toward the struggle against genocide, against apartheid, against occupation.”

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