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“We Cannot Sit By Idly”: Protests Erupt Across the U.S. over Planned Invasion of Rafah

HeadlineFeb 13, 2024

Protesters took to the streets around the country Monday as fear mounts over an all-out attack on Rafah. Rallies took place outside the White House in Washington, D.C., in Los Angeles and other major cities. Around 20 activists with Sunrise Movement were arrested as they occupied Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, campaign headquarters, warning he’s at risk of losing millions of youth votes in November. Here in New York, protesters blocked cars around Grand Central. Activists led by Jewish American groups rallied outside Senator Chuck Schumer’s office. Earlier in the day, protesters gathered for an emergency protest at Union Square led by the group Within Our Lifetime. Democracy Now! was there.

Nerdeen Kiswani: “My name is Nerdeen Kiswani. … We cannot sit by idly and watch our people be massacred, and we will do whatever it takes to stop it. We will continue to protest. They shut down our Instagram page. The police are starting to be more brutal, more horrific with their arrests and attacks on the movement to free Palestine in an effort to shut us down, because public opinion shows, these protests show, that the people of New York City and the people of the United States stand with Palestine.”

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