Gaza Protests in your area

I am really sorry I have not posted anything about the Gaza issue yet.  I was away from a computer visiting family for 10 days.  Now that I am home, I will try to update everyone as much as possible.

Stop the Massacre of Palestinians!

Emergency Demonstrations Taking Place Daily

Scroll down for a list of demonstrations, updated frequently

The ANSWER Coalition, Muslim American Society Freedom, Free Palestine Alliance, National Council of Arab Americans, and Al-Awda, International Palestine Right to Return Coalition called for for Tuesday, December 30 to be a National Day of Action and are continuing to call for emergency demonstrations across the country to show solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and to demand an immediate end to the murderous attacks carried out by the Israeli military against the people of Gaza.

In Washington, D.C.: On Friday, January 2, gather at 3:30 pm at the Israeli Embassy (3514 International Dr NW) and march to the Egyptian Embassy (3521 International Ct. NW). (Red Line Metro to UDC/Van Ness.)

If there is a demonstration in your city, email the details to so it can be posted on the ANSWER Coalition website and listed in any future emails. Please also submit reports and photos.

Learn more about the situation in Gaza

See an archive of recent actions


Costa Mesa, CA
Friday, January 2
5:00 pm
Corner of Bristol & Anton  (South Coast Plaza entrance)
Contact: 714-956-5037

Los Angeles, CA
Friday, January 2
4:30 pm
Israeli Consulate: 6380 Wilshire Blvd, LA (between Crescent Heights & San Vicente)
Friday’s action is initiated by Al-Awda. Other sponsoring organizations include ANSWER Coalition, Free Palestine Alliance, Palestinian American Women’s Association, National Council of Arab Americans, Arab Community Center of the Inland Empire, General Union of Palestinian Women, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Palestine Aid Society, Palestinian American Congress, International Action Center, Free Iraq Now, Orange County Friends of Palestine, Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Women in Black, Middle East Fellowship of Southern California, Friends of Sabeel/Los Angeles, Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim American Society, Islamic Center of Hawthorne and others.
For more info call 213-251-1025 or e-mail

San Francisco, CA
Friday, January 2
2:30 pm
Powell and Market St. (Powell St. BART station)
Organized by activists in the Bay Area Arab community, allies and supporters of Palestine.
Co-Sponsors: Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Al-Awda – The Palestine Right of Return Coalition, American Muslims for Palestine, General Union of Palestine Students, Students for Justice in Palestine, National Council of Arab Americans, Free Palestine Alliance, ANSWER Coalition, International Solidarity Movement

San José/Santa Clara, CA
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Gather on the corner of Stevens Creek Blvd and Winchester Blvd (near the Valley Fair Mall)
Organized by South Bay Mobilization and San José Peace and Justice Center, and endorsed by the ANSWER Coalition – SF Bay Area
Contact: 408-297-2299


Washington, D.C.
Friday, January 2
3:30 pm
Gather at the Israeli Embassy: 3514 International Dr NW
March to the Egyptian Embassy: 3521 International Ct. NW
(Red Line Metro to UDC/Van Ness)
Sponsoring organizations include the ANSWER Coalition, the Muslim American Society Freedom, and the National Council of Arab Americans
Contact: 202-544-3389 x14,


Miami, FL
Sunday, January 4
1:00 PM
Israeli Consulate: 100 North Biscayne (Yitzhak Rabin) Boulevard
Initiated by ANSWER FL and the South FL Palestinian Solidarity Network

Orlando, FL
Saturday, January 3
3:00 pm
Orlando Fashion Square Mall (in front of Smokey Bones): 3309 East Colonial Dr

St. Petersburg
Saturday, January 3
2nd Avenue and 2nd Street, N (Downtown) 33701
Organized by St. Pete for Peace


Chicago, IL
Friday, January 2
3:00 pm
Gather at Tribune Plaza: 435 N. Michigan Ave.
Contact: 773-463-0311,
   Mosque Foundation- 7360 W 93rd St, Bridgeview, IL
   ICCI Mosque- 6435 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL
   Islamic Foundation Mosque- 300 W Highridge, Villa Park, IL
   MCC- 4380 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
   Please email or call (773) 951.2020 if you are interested!
Sponsored by (list in formation): American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)-Chicago, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), ANSWER Chicago, Arab American Action Network (AAAN), Arab Student Union-Moraine Valley Community College, Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism (CCAWR), Chicago Islamic Center, Children of Palestine, Comite Anti-Militarizacion (CAMY), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Chicago, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), Fight Back! Newspaper, International Solidarity Movement (ISM)-Chicago, Islamic Community Center of Illinois (ICCI), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)-Chicago, Mosque Foundation, Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation, Muslim Student Association (MSA)-University of Chicago, National Boricua Human Rights Network, Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG)-Chicago, Palestine Humanitarian Aid Project (PHAP), Palestinian American Community Center, Peace Pledge-Chicago, United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)-Chicago, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)-Northwestern University (NU), SJP University of Illinois-Champaign, SJP-University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Wright College Students for Peace and Justice

Champaign, IL
Saturday, January 3
University Ave. and State St. (SE corner of West Side Park), downtown
Sponsored by AWARE (Anti-War, Anti-Racism Effort) of Urbana-Champaign, IL


Saturday, January 3
1:00 pm
Gather at the Douglas County Courthouse: 11th and Massachusetts
Organized by the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice and KU student group Voices for Palestine


Boston, MA
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Copley Square
March and Rally to Start and End at Copley Square
Organized by an Ad-Hoc Coalition of Arab-American, Muslim and Pro-Palestine Groups
Local Contact: ANSWER Boston 857-334-5084 or

Northampton, MA
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Courthouse on Main Street


Friday, January 2
4:00 pm
Gather at the corner of Glenstone and Battlefield
Organized by the Peace Networks of the Ozarks


New York City, NY
Saturday, January 3
1:00 pm
Times Square: 42nd and 7th Ave.
Followed by a march to the Israeli mission
(Trains: N,Q,R.S,W,1, 2,3,7 to Times Square)
Endorsed by: Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition-NY, Arab Muslim American Federation, MAS-NY (Youth Center), National, Queens, NJ, Yonkers, The General Union of Palestine Students, Bayan-USA, Islamic Society of Bay Ridge, Salam Church, International Action Center, Brooklyn Cultural Center, Hudson Valley Islamic Center, ANSWER Coalition, December 12 Movement, New York City Labor Against the War, DRUM, Troops Out Now Coalition, Pakistan USA Freedom Forum, International League of Peoples Struggle, Dawoud Mosque, Muslim Alliance in New America, Masjid Al-Taqwa, Islamic Circle of North America, F.I.S.T., and many other organizations

Poughkeepsie/ Wappingers, New York

Street side Protest.  Across from Burger King on Rt. 9


Charlotte, NC
Saturday, January 3
12:00 noon
Marshall Park: Martin Luther King Jr Blvd & S. McDowell St
More info: or 704-492-5226
Sponsored by: Muslim American Society Charlotte, Charlotte Al-Awda – Palestine Right To Return Coalition, Islamic Political Party Of America, Action Center For Justice, Carolina Peace Resource Center, Code Pink Women for Peace (Charlotte), Masjid Ash-Shaheed, MAS-Freedom, Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte, Muslim Women of the Carolinas, Islamic Center of Charlotte, ICC-South


Cincinnati, OH
Friday, January 2
6:00 pm
Gather at the corner of Clifton and Ludlow
Solemn procession from there to the Clifton Mosque at 6:30 pm

Columbus, OH
Monday, January 5
Gather at 4:30 pm, Rally begins at 5:00 pm
Ohio Statehouse (corner of Broad and High St.)
Sponsored by Ohio State University Committee For Justice In Palestine

Toledo, OH
Friday, Januiary 2
2:30 pm
Lucas County Courthouse
Organized by the Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition

Youngstown, OH
Friday, January 2
4:30 pm
Thomas D. Lambros Federal Bldg & U.S. Courthouse: 125 Market Street
Sponsored by the Arab American Community Center of Greater Youngstown


Oklahoma City, OK
Monday, January 5
11:30 am: Press Conference
   Oklahoma State Capitol: 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 432 B
12 noon – 1 pm: Vigil
   South Plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol: 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.
   (Please dress warmly and arrive by 11:30 a.m.)
Contact: 405-415-6851,


Philadelphia, PA
Friday, January 2
12 noon
15th and Locust
Weekly anti-occupation vigil
Bubbes and Zaydes for Peace in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. – See District of Columbia



Friday, January 2
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Baitul Mukarram, National Mausque, North Gate of Baitul Mukarram
Contact: 01911039859,
Friday, January 2
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Main Gate, Dargah ShahJalal Mosque
Contact: 01670381897

Hamilton, Ontario
Saturday, January 3
City Hall
12:30 pm
Montreal, QC
Sunday, January 4
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: carré Cabot: metro Atwater
Street: corner St. Catherine and Atwater
Saturday, January 3
2:00 pm
Dundas Square (Facing the Eaton Centre) Downtown, Yonge and Dundas
(buses leave Palestine House 1:15pm sharp)

-Tuesday – Friday 5.00 – 6.00 and Saturday 3.00 – 4.00, Centre, opposite the Hippodrome
-Saturday 3 January, 11am. Queen Victoria Square.
-Friday 2 January 2 – 4 pm. Outside the Egyptian Embassy, . 26 South Street, London, W1K 1DW. Call for Egypt to open the border immediately.
-SATURDAY 3 JANUARY. DEMONSTRATION AND RALLY. Assemble 12:30 pm at Embankment, London WC2. Nearest tube Embankment or Charing Cross, Called by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative and many other organisations, Contact:
-Saturday 3 January 11am, Guildhall Square, Organised by Portsmouth Network for a Just Settlement of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Portsmouth Stop the War Coalition
-Saturday, January 3, 12 noon, Sheffield Town Hall

Saturday, January 3
3:00 pm
walking from the Place de la République towards the Israeli Embassy
Sponsored by the Palestine Collectif, representing Americans Against the War-France
*   *   *   *   *
General mobilization headquarters for Gaza with a tent for mourning and protesting
Location: Fontaine des Innocents, Châtelet-les Halles
Begins Monday, December 29 at 5:00 pm
Continues daily from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm (except during the demos)
until the end of the criminal operations of the Israeli army


Landelijke demonstratie
Zaterdag 3 januari 2009
13.00 uur Museumplein Amsterdam
Sponsored by a long list of organizations acting in coalition including the Nederlands Palestina Komitee (NPK)
Vrijdag 2 januari 19.00 uur
In het centrum van Rotterdam
(hoek Beursplein / Korte Hoogstraat, bij de HEMA)
Endorsed by a long list of organizations led by the Socialist Party in Rotterdam


Monday, January 5
6:00 pm
Largo de S. Domingos (Rossio)
*   *   *   *   *
Thursday, January 8
5:00 pm
In front of Israel Embassy

-Saturday 3 January 12 noon. Foot of the Mound, Princes Street
-Saturday 3 January 12 noon. Outside Lloyds TSB St Vincent Street then assemble for demo at Blytheswood Square 2pm


Friday, January 2
2:00 pm
Outside U.S. Consulate: Corner River and Riviera roads, Killarney (opposite Killarney Mall)

Saturday, January 3
6:00 pm
Plaza de San Francisco
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Concentracion delante del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores
Plaza de Santa Cruz, Metro SOL o Tirso de Molina
Contact: 629053731,

Saturday, January 3
1:00 pm
Castle Square Swansea

If there is a demonstration in your city, email the details to so it can be posted on the ANSWER Coalition website and listed in any future emails. Please also submit reports and photos.


2 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    What are your thoughts on the Fort Lauderdale demonstrations: ?

    Do you support yelling “go back to the oven” and “you need a big oven, that’s what you need” to Israeli supporters?

  2. 2

    Can I protest the launching of rockets on Israel too?


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