Free Palestinian prisoners, say protesters in Rome and Philadelphia

On 21 August, protesters with the International Action Center, Students for Justice in Palestine at Community College of Philadelphia and the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee held their monthly demonstration outside the Israeli consulate in Philadelphia, demanding freedom for all Palestinian prisoners. The protest particularly highlighted the struggle of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike as well as imprisoned Palestinian leaders like Ahmad Sa’adat, General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, demanding their freedom. Photos:

On 18 August, Rete Romana di Solidarietà con il Popolo Palestinese organized a protest in Rome, endorsed by the Palestinian Community of Rome and Lazio, calling for the freedom of Muhammad Allan and all Palestinian prisoners, focusing on the illegality of and condemnation of Israel’s use of administrative detention and of force feeding in the case of hunger strikers. Dozens of supporters gathered outside the Palestinian embassy in Rome. Photos and video (in Farsi by local Iranian journalist):