AhlulBayt News Agency

source : Palstine Info

6 May 2024

5:10:30 AM

Wave of student protests condemning war on Gaza expanding

From America to Europe, student protests rejecting the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip continue in several American and European universities, sparking the largest uprising protesting the genocide against Palestinians.

AhlulBayt News Agency: From America to Europe, student protests rejecting the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip continue in several American and European universities, sparking the largest uprising protesting the genocide against Palestinians.

In Canada, hundreds of students at the University of Toronto demonstrated to demand an end to the Israeli war on Gaza and to support the student sit-in against the war on campus. The protesters gathered in front of the US Consulate in the city before moving in a march that ended near the location of the student sit-in. The protesters chanted slogans condemning the ongoing Israeli massacres against civilians and demanding an immediate ceasefire. They also raised banners condemning the support Israel has received from several countries despite its insistence on continuing its military operations in the Gaza Strip.

In Odense, Denmark, a massive march took place condemning the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, and the demonstrators raised Palestinian flags.

Similarly, the city of Uppsala in Sweden witnessed a similar demonstration in support of the Palestinian cause, with academics and students participating. They raised slogans that read: “For Palestine”.

The German capital, Berlin, witnessed a protest in which multiple political factions participated in solidarity with the Palestinians and in protest against the Israeli war on Gaza. The participants in the protest called for an end to what they described as genocide in Gaza, and they raised slogans condemning what they described as Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government’s support for Netanyahu’s government in the war on Gaza.

A demonstration took place in the French capital, Paris, calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, emphasizing the need to hold Israel accountable for what they describe as the genocide it commits. The demonstrators accused Western countries, including France, of complicity with Israel. They also called on the French people to break their silence and support the just Palestinian cause by participating in demonstrations, boycotting Israeli goods, and boycotting products of companies that support Israel.

In Ireland, the president of the Students’ Union at Trinity University in the capital Dublin said that the sit-in condemning the Israeli war on Gaza will continue until the students’ demands for an end to the war are met. Approximately 100 students are participating in the protest, which began on Friday. The students called on the university administration to sever its ties and investments with Israel and to condemn the Israeli massacres in Gaza. They set up a camp inside the university campus and hung banners describing Israel as a “terrorist state” and demanding freedom for Palestine.

In the UK, students at the University of Manchester have affirmed their commitment to continue their sit-in on campus for the fourth consecutive day, calling on the university to sever its ties with Israel.

This comes after the university administration received a memorandum from the city police notifying the protesting students that one of their chants during the demonstrations incites division. The students have expressed their determination to continue their sit-in until the university administration responds to their demands, which include cutting academic and research ties with Israeli institutions and companies that supply weapons to Israel.

In Yemen, students from Sana’a University held a demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinian people and praised the student movements supporting the cause in European and American universities.

The participants raised the Palestinian flag and chanted slogans condemning Washington’s policies towards the Palestinian issue. The students also commended the student activism in Western universities that rejects the war on Gaza, emphasizing that this stance reflects the living conscience and humanity in the world, and calling for an end to the attacks and arrests against students in those universities.

In Tunisia, a solidarity rally with the Palestinians and in support of the resistance factions in the Gaza Strip took place on Habib Bourguiba Street in the capital.

The participants in the rally, organized by the Supporters of Palestine Association, raised slogans condemning the massacres committed by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians. They called for the opening of crossings and the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, as well as the enactment of a law criminalizing all forms of normalization with Israel.

In Malaysia, thousands of people from various parts of the country participated in a demonstration in front of the US Embassy in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

The protesters denounced the United States’ policy, which they considered supportive of Israel in its war on the Gaza Strip. Political leaders such as former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad participated in the demonstration, demanding an immediate cessation of the war and expressing their support for the Palestinian people’s right to freedom and independence.

Since April 18th, American universities have witnessed student activism in support of the Gaza Strip in the face of the Israeli war, which later expanded to universities in other countries.