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Los Angeles: Call to Action – Great Return March – 70 Years of Al-Nakba
14 May 2018 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, 14 May
11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Israeli Consulate – LA
11766 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
70 Years is Enough: Rise Up for the Great March of Return
As Palestinians engaged in a just and righteous struggle for total freedom and the liberation of our people and homeland, we are calling upon people of conscience worldwide to take planned action between May 11th and May 15th to support our cause and condemn the Zionist entity brutal and indiscriminate colonial violence. In Los Angeles, we will take action on May 14th in front of the Zionist Consulate to voice our outrage and use the space for Palestinian resistance and decolonization, attempting to visually imitate the Great Return March encampment in Gaza that our siblings have upheld for 5 weeks now.
In conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the colonial Zionist occupation of Palestine and the displacement of our people, we will continue these demonstrations, which will reach their climax on the fourteenth and fifteenth days of May. During the protests, while demanding our non-negotiable Right to Return, the crowds will move towards Jerusalem to symbolize our readiness to protect it from continuous colonization as well as our opposition to the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem which, according to international law, is occupied, just as all of Palestine is militarily occupied and colonized. As people of conscience, as a transnational community incurring the violences of Zionism from all fronts, we are calling upon you to prove your solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against colonial dispossession and genocide.
Appreciation to the following organizations for the support and collaboration:
Arab American Activists – AAA
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Palestinian American Women’s Association of Southern California
International League of Peoples’ Struggle – ILPS
Jewish Voice for Peace – Los Angeles
Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
If your organization would like to participate or bring a contingency, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring your instruments, Palestinian cultural attire, Palestinian flags, images/visuals, and messages.
Street parking and neighborhood parking is available, but please note signs and time limitations. Carpooling is encouraged and suggested.