Protesters demand passage for international rights marchers challenging Israel’s bombing & siege of Gaza
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New York, NY - Sixty human rights advocates protested outside Egypt’s Mission to the United Nations today to demand that Egypt open its border with the Gaza Strip. The New York protest came as Egyptian riot police in Cairo surrounded and assaulted hundreds of international activists who had been prevented by Egyptian authorities from entering the Gaza Strip. The international activists had planned to protest in Gaza against Israel’s siege as part of the Gaza Freedom March. Following the demonstration at the Egyptian Mission, the New York City protesters marched to the Israeli consulate chanting, “Free Gaza Now.”
The government of Egypt is denying international activists from the Gaza Freedom March and from Viva Palestina access to the Gaza Strip, clearly demonstrating the Egyptian Government's complicity with Israel in maintaining the criminal siege of the Gaza Strip.
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