Gaza siege rally


On February 1, 100 people gathered outside the State Library of Victoria to protest the Israeli siege of Gaza. The protest was initiated by the Melbourne Palestine Solidarity Network and organised by a wide range of groups including Australians for Palestine, Women for Palestine, Melbourne Stop the War Coalition, Federation of Muslim Students and Youth, Socialist Alliance and Resistance.

After the rally, protesters gathered to have their pictures taken with candles to support the Candles for Gaza campaign (in Gaza candles have become a basic necessity due to power cuts).