Filipinos in US, Canada, Hong Kong Join Call to Stop Attacks on Gaza


Filpinos in Toronto, Canada joined 10,000 protesters gathered at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square to protest Israel’s attacks on Gaza, January 3.

According to a statement sent by BAYAN-Canada, protesters marched through the streets of Toronto to the Israeli Consulate and the United States Embassy.

Demonstrators called on the Canadian government to condemn Israel’s latest aggression and to cut all political, economic and military ties with Israel until it complies with international law.

Protests were also held across Canada in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver.

Hong Kong

Two protesters hold placards in front of the Israeli Consulate in Hong Kong.(Contributed photo)

Meanwhile, Filipinos in Hong Kong also condemned the Israeli’s offensives, December 30, 2007.

Led by the Asia Pacific Students and Youth Association (ASA), protesters held a picket protest at the Israeli Consulate. A candlelight vigil at the Chater Garden followed.

Protesters burned an Israeli flag and a picture of outgoing US President George W. Bush.

At the Chater Garden, members of various local and regional organizations in Hong Kong gathered to express their solidarity with the Palestinian people against the Israeli government’s attacks.

A moment of silence was observed for all those who have been killed, injured and left devastated by the Israeli government’s attacks. Protesters sang “We Shall Overcome” at the end of the program.(

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