Protest against occupation in Montreal.


    Protest in Montreal included a focus on the current Israeli siege on Gaza.


    Photos: by Ion Etxebarria.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Montreal on Saturday, March 15th to participate in an international day of action against the U.S. military occupation of Iraq and in Canadian cities in opposition to Canada’s military role in Afghanistan.

The current Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip was highlighted within the Montreal demonstration, as a Palestine focused contingent called for an end to Israeli apartheid. Protesters also directed attention on Canadian complicity towards Israeli military policies towards the Palestinians, which have left over one-hundred Palestinians dead in the past weeks.


Protesters carry coffins to symbolize the Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip, in the past week Israeli attacks on Gaza have left 120 Palestinians dead and over 300 injured according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza, of those killed during the past week at least 95 have been civilians.


A demonstrator walks below a giant Palestinian flag that was carried across downtown Montreal as part of the demonstration, aiming to highlight the current impacts of Israeli apartheid on the lives of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, who have been faced with a siege extending back more than a year. A siege that reached a culmination point in January 2008 when fuel supplies ran out bringing industry to a standstill, stultifying commercial life and severely compromising hospital and medical care.

View a video from the demonstration in solidarity with Gaza on-line HERE.

Ion Etxebarria at the present studies photography and collaborates with The Link – Concordia’s Independent Newspaper, Ion has always had a love-relationship with the media, but has participated in various media collectives both in North America and Europe.

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Bravo. Continuez ce bon travail. La résistance vaincra et la justice prévaudra.

Comment by nachoua — March 18th, 2008 @ 7:27 PM

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