Monday, January 5, 2009

Paris Protest

Yasmine (who took the picture) also sent me this about the demonstration of last Saturday in Paris (I post with her permission):

There were up to 25,000 people who gathered in central Paris on Saturday to show their opposition to Israel's military offensive against the population of Gaza. The march began from place de le République mid-afternoon. While there's been reports of vandalism later in the evening, everyone I saw was very peaceful.

Looks like this and other protests across France helped - on Sunday, as you will have seen, Sarkozy came out more strongly against Israel's assault (stronger than the U.S. anyway, which isn't hard).
You might want to mention too that i didn't see a single person wearing one of those colourful keffiehs that are everywhere else in Paris. None of those people apparently showed up...

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