Activists Block BU Bridge, Calling for Ceasefire in Gaza
by Patrick Wilson
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Activists from If Not Now Boston and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and other groups blocked the Boston University Bridge in a call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The protest began at 10:00 AM this morning and is expected to last for several hours.
The protesters are calling on Senator Elizabeth Warren to use her position to demand an end to the violence in Gaza. They say that the United States must do more to stop the Israeli government’s attacks on Palestinian civilians.
The protest has caused significant traffic delays in the area. Police are asking drivers to avoid the area if possible.
JVP is a Jewish anti-Zionist organization that works to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The group has been organizing protests against the Israeli government’s actions in Gaza for many years.
The protest at the Boston University Bridge is one of many that have taken place across the United States in recent weeks. The protests are part of a growing movement to end the violence in Gaza.
The Israeli government has justified its attacks on Gaza as a necessary measure to protect its citizens from rocket attacks by Hamas. However, the United Nations and other human rights groups have condemned the Israeli government’s use of disproportionate force, which has resulted in the deaths of thousands of Palestinian civilians.
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