Sunday, January 4, 2009
NJ JATO takes part in massive march for Gaza in NYC
An estimated 10-15 thousand people rallied in time square to demand justice for the people of Gaza and an end to Israeli attacks. In one of the largest displays of solidarity for the Palestinian people in years, the protesters stretched for several city blocks. After a rowdy procession with banners, coffins, and Palestinian flags, the procession made its way to the Israeli consulate.
The Central Jersey Chapter of JATO made an impressive showing at the protest, getting lots of photographers to follow the banner and attracting Jews from other parts of the demonstration who exchanged contact info and expressed their appreciation.