Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Viva Palestina

I just got word that an RIT student is involved in a convoy of relief vehicles that has traveled from London to bring aid (in the form of US$1 million of food, medicine, and school supplies).  The Egyptian government would not allow them to cross the border into Gaza, so they staged a demonstration.  The government responded with force.  Ten members of the convoy have been hospitalized, and their encampment is basically under siege.

It's in the news.

Rochester Activists are gathering at 4:30pm January 6th by the Federal Building to "demand the US government pressure the Egyptian government to let the Viva Palestina humanitarian convoy deliver its aid into the Gaza Strip and release any convoy members currently being detained."

1 comment:

Matt Marsh said...

that is some serious stuff dude