Protesters rally in Germany, Ireland and Switzerland in solidarity with Gaza

Edited by Ed Newman
2024-04-21 10:19:39


Dublin, April 21 (RHC)-- Thousands of demonstrators have flooded the streets of Berlin, Dublin, and Geneva, calling for an urgent ceasefire and urging their governments to halt support for the Israeli regime.

The protesters on Sunday denounced Israel's actions in Gaza as genocide and demanded an immediate and permanent cease-fire in the months-long Israeli attacks against Gazans, amplifying the global outcry for peace in the region.

In Berlin, nearly 2,000 people gathered at Potsdamer Platz and marched towards the federal parliament Bundestag, chanting slogans such as "Germany is funding, Israel is bombing", "Shame on you," and "Stop arming Israel."

Protesters carried banners and signs at the rally with slogans such as "Stop supporting Israel with my taxes" and “Jewish community demands an end to genocide support."

In Geneva, thousands of people rallied in a show of solidarity for Palestine, as they took part in a march that started at Place de Neuve Square, and wound its way through the city center for several hours, and ended in front of the UN Office in Geneva.

Protesters waving Palestinian flags and holding placards denouncing Israel's genocide in Gaza demanded an urgent and permanent ceasefire. They also chanted slogans against US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

A significant turnout was witnessed at the Garden of Remembrance Park in Dublin as the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign organized the protest, drawing in a considerable number of participants.

Demonstrators carrying Palestinian and Irish flags rallied at Kildare Street, calling for an immediate halt to Israel's offensive in Gaza.  Banners with messages like "Boycott Apartheid Israel" and "Freedom & Justice for Palestine" were prominently displayed during the protest.

Hundreds of people, meanwhile, took part in a pro-Palestine march in Cork city. The Cork Palestine Solidarity Campaign march and rally was the 27th weekly demonstration held in the city since October last year.

Meanwhile, university students in the United States have also announced solidarity rallies with the Columbia University demonstrators after New York police arrested more than 100 pro-Palestinian activists protesting on the campus at New York’s Columbia University.

Protesters at Columbia have demanded a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and an end to US military aid for Israel, as well as university divestment from companies benefiting from Israel's incursion.

Since the onset of the Israeli war on Gaza, many countries, including the US and Israel’s other Western allies, have seen rallies in support of the Palestinians.

Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas waged the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in response to the Israeli intensified violence against Palestinians.

Since the start of the offensive, the Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 34,049 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured nearly 76,901 others.


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