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Minneapolis: Al Nakba Car Rally and Parade
May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday, 15 May
Gather at large parking lot at 43rd and Central Ave. in Columbia Heights (at intersection with Filfillah Restaurant 4301 Central Ave NE)
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Al Nakba Car Rally & Parade: Say NO to US Aid to Israel! End Israeli Apartheid!
Friday, May 15th @ 6 pm @ large parking lot at 43rd and Central Ave. in Columbia Heights (at intersection with Filfillah Restaurant 4301 Central Ave NE)
May 15, 1948 marks Al Nakba, Arabic for The Catastrophe – the day Israel was declared an independent state in historic Palestine. During the 1948 war, at least 750,000 Palestinians were ruthlessly attacked, massacred, and driven from their homes by Zionist terror groups. In violation of international law, these displaced people have never been allowed to return. The year 2020 marks 72 years of U.S.-backed Israeli occupation and apartheid.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Israeli government’s callous and deadly disregard for Palestinian lives is reaching new heights as it continues to deny basic medical safety equipment from getting to Palestinian hospitals, which were already dangerously short of basic necessities like soap. And the Israeli government continues to shut off power to Gaza for huge parts of the day.
This is a critical moment to fight for Palestine & Palestinian rights, and we need to keep up the pressure to demand an end to U.S. aid to Israel! We have the opportunity to raise the demand of Free Palestine. Join us!
We mark Al-Nakba every year but this year we will protest under pandemic conditions and will therefore do it differently. We will gather safely in our vehicles, following social distancing guidelines, to mark this important day and shed light on Israeli apartheid. Please bring your own signs and Palestinian flags to decorate your cars. We will gather at 43rd and Central and then do a parade up and down Central Avenue to show our solidarity and pride in Palestine.
Sponsored by the Anti-War Committee and MN American Muslims for Palestine.