Vigil and Demonstration in Solidarity with Gaza
Wednesday July 23rd, 2014
Location: Outside Mont-Royal Metro, Montreal, Quebec
Israel’s attack on Gaza continues. This newest assault began July 8 with air and naval bombardments and has since led to a ground invasion, leaving at least 546 dead and over 3000 injured.
On Sunday, July 20, at least 97 Gaza residents were killed by IDF shelling in the middle of night, breaking a Red Cross mediated ceasefire. 60 of the dead are from a single neighbourhood, Shuja’iya; according to current reports, most of the injured are children. As of Monday, the rate and severity of Israel’s attacks show no signs of letting up.
Nowhere in Gaza is safe: bombings are targeting apartment blocks, factories, local shops, and the already distressed infrastructure in one of the most densely populated territories in the world. There is no escaping from Israel’s aggression: all border crossings are closed and there is nowhere for the people of Gaza to move to safety.
The Canadian government has effectively supported these killings, cheering Israel on with the complicity of the Liberals and the NDP.
As Israeli bombs continue to drop on Gaza, let’s join together on the streets of Montreal in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Join us as we list the names of victims at a candle-lit vigil and demonstrate in solidarity with the people of Gaza.
Conceil Central du Montréal Métropolitain-CSN (CCMM-CSN)
Voix juives indépendantes – Montréal
AMUSE-PSAC (Association of McGill University Support Employees, Public Service Alliance of Canada)
Le Bateau canadien pour Gaza / Canadian Boat to Gaza
PAJU (Palestiniens et Juifs Unis / Palestinian and Jewish Unity)
CJPP (Coalition pour la Justice et la Paix en Palestine / Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine)
Independent Jewish Voices – Canada
SPHR-Concordia (Students for Palestinian Human Rights)
South Asian Women’s Community Centre (SAWCC)
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