Showdown in Boca Raton, FL between Gaza solidarity protest and pro-IDF counterprotesters

On the 9th of November, Palestine solidarity protesters gathered at the Boca Raton, FL offices of Israeli arms maker Real Time Laboratories. Supporters of the IDF (some in IDF T-shirts) counterprotested. The entire rally was very tense, sparking several partial running charges down the block and four arrests. All arrestees are now out, one of them without charges.

Video-Facing off with pro-IDF counterprotesters at Israeli arms maker Real Time Laboratories in Boca Raton, FL 3 min

Palestinians and supporters march for Gaza in Tampa, FL

On the 5th of November, Palestinians and supporters in Tampa, Fl held a march for Gaza along Fowler Ave near USF.

Video of the march 1 min 43 sec

Pro-Israel extremists attack Rockville Gaza protest, call for extermination of Gaza residents

On the 5th of November, one of a great many Gaza solidarity protests was held in Rockville, MD. Extremist supporters of Israel showed up to counterprotest. They tried to shout down the rally, called for the extermination of all Gaza residents and called for turning Gaza into "a parking lot." Not satisfied with hate speech and open calls for genocide, they got physically pushy with at least one of the pro-Palestine protesters.

Video from footage by Our Rights DC 2 min

Denver prepares for Jewish National Fund global conference Nov. 30-Dec. 3 amid fears of genocide

The Colorado Palestine Coalition, which, composed of Colorado-based advocacy groups for Palestine, has organized many of these events, and is campaigning against the Jewish National Fund (JNF)’s upcoming global conference which will be held in Denver this November.

The JNF will host its annual global conference at the Denver Convention Center from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3. The conference will feature the Israeli ambassador to the U.N. Gilad Erdan, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren, Colorado Governor Jared Polis and a host of other speakers.

Abdullah Elagha, a Palestinian activist working with the coalition, saw the conference as a chance for direct action in Denver. “Now there’s a face of the occupation that’s coming here, to our city … as we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks, Denver opposes this,” Elagha said. “Denver does not stand with apartheid states, period.”

Reportbacks from national march for Gaza in DC

10PM: Unicorn Riot video: Cops clear Penn Ave to push protesters further from White House 1 min 21 sec

7 PM: The big march has wound through the streets around the streets near the White House. As the march ended, a crowd lingered near the White House until cops pushed them back. Not far away, the McDonald's closest to the White House got graffiti and a smashed window. McDonald's is on the list of top US corporations targetted for boycotts by the BDS (Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions) movement for their involvement in Israel's apartheid regime. Video of the march and some of the intensity afterwards 1 min 45 seconds