Durham Protests Gaza Bombings
Posted by raleighfist on January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3rd
On Sat., January 3rd over 200 people gathered in downtown Durham to express outrage at the Israeli massacre currently under way in Gaza. The event was organized by sisters in UBUNTU, a women of color, survivor-led organization based in Durham that was formed in response to the Duke Lacrosse rape case.
Many organizations and people throughout the Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill area helped to build for the rally including Raleigh FIST, Black Workers for Justice, Al-Awda NC and others.
Speakers included Manju Rajendran, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Dannette Sharpley and Beth Brunch from UBUNTU, Rev. Carl Kenney founder of Compassion Ministries in Durham, Ajamu Dillahunt from Black Workers for Justice and Feras Abdelquader a Palestinian youth at NC State University organizing for a rally in Raleigh on Monday, January 5th.
Chants included “1, we are the people, 2, a little bit louder, 3, we want justice FOUR all Gaza!” and “Free, Free Palestine…End…the Occupation!”