Israel-Gaza war protest in uptown Charlotte
Posted on 11 Jan 2009 by Justin Ruckman
video credit: Justin Ruckman, view on Vimeo
Protests have been springing up all over the country amid the recent violence in Gaza, which escalated today with a fierce push by Israeli forces into Gaza City. The attacks started right after Christmas. Read more here:
- 2008–2009 Iasrael-Gaza conflict (Wikipedia)
- Israeli Troops Push Into Gaza City in Day of Fierce Fighting (NY Times)
- Scenes from the Gaza Strip (The Big Picture)
Charlotte is no exception. Today a fairly large group of people assembled at Trade & Tryon in protest of the Israeli attacks, and violence against innocent civilians. Scattered people were in support of the opposing viewpoint: that Israel has a right to defend itself against persistent Hamas missile attacks.
See the video above for scenes from the protest and an interview with one of the more vocal protestors; and below for a gallery of photos.
photos: Justin Ruckman, view on Flickr