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Chicago Becomes Largest U.S. City to Pass Gaza Ceasefire Resolution

HeadlineFeb 01, 2024

The Chicago City Council narrowly voted Wednesday to pass a resolution calling for a ceasefire. Democratic Mayor Brandon Johnson cast the tie-breaking vote, which was met with an eruption of cheers from activists who had gathered in the hundreds at City Hall to support the measure. Rev. Jesse Jackson was also present to show his support. At least 47 U.S. cities have passed resolutions calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, another Democratic mayor, Jacob Frey, vetoed a City Council resolution calling for a ceasefire that was passed last week. Frey said the measure was too “one-sided” in favor of Palestinians and that he is open to signing a ceasefire resolution that is more “unifying.” The resolution was passed with a veto-proof majority, so councilmembers could still decide to override Mayor Frey’s veto.

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