Currently Palestine and Israel are in a 72-hour cease fire but protestors still took to the streets of Chicago to show their support for Gaza.
A few hundred attended the Chicago Vigil for Gaza on Aug. 9. People met at the historic Water Tower in downtown before marching to the Tribune Tower. There, religious leaders from Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths read prayers. The vigil was held in remembrance of the nearly 2,000 Palestinians that have been murdered during Israel’s assault on the densely populated area.
The following day thousands met on Michigan ave. and Congress PKW for a protest. Organizers say 8,000 people marched to the Daley Plaza Aug. 10. Busses from nearby mosques and Milwaukee helped bring some of the attendees.