2 June 2010
On Tuesday, the 1st of June, over 1,000 activists gathered in front of the Israeli Consulate in Chicago to voice their outrage over the attack on the Freedom Flotilla, and to demand the release of all of the prisoners held in Israeli detention facilities.
The demonstration, organized by the Chicago chapter of the International Solidarity Movement and American Muslims for Palestine, picketed the consulate waving Palestinian flags and holding banners denouncing the attack and demanding an end to the siege on Gaza. Most of the demonstrators came from the Palestinian community in Chicago.
The previous night, on the 31st of May, Palestinian solidarity activists dropped four banners over major streets in Chicago. The banners read, “Stop Israeli Terror,” “Avenge Gaza,” and “Free Palestine.”
Activists in Chicago intend to continue organizing in solidarity with Palestine, working for an end to the siege and occupation.