Thousands continue to call for justice for Palestine

November 27, 2023
Protest for Palestine in Gadi/Sydney on November 26. Photo: Peter Boyle

A prayer vigil for Palestine on November 23 drew hundreds to Harmony Square in Dandenong in Naarm/Melbourne, Amanda Villalobos reported. Jim Memeti, Mayor of the City of Greater Dandenong and Sue Bolton, Merri-bek Socialist Alliance Councillor, gave their solidarity, and a local imam led the gathering in a prayer.


Vigil in Dandenong. Photo: Rhonda Garad/Facebook

More than 350 people took part in the Free Palestine Geelong rally on November 25 to demand an end to the genocide of the Palestinian people. Protesters marched to defence minister Richard Marles’ office and left a clear message.


Photo: Free Palestine Geelong

Thousands marched again through the streets of Gadi/Sydney on November 26 against Israel’s genocide in Gaza. While numbers were down on the last two weekend mass demonstrations organised by Palestine Action Group Sydney, Peter Boyle reports there is a sense that the movement will power up again if there is no real ceasefire and just political settlement.


Photo: Peter Boyle

Thousands joined the rally organised by Free Palestine Melbourne to demand a permanent ceasefire in the war in Gaza. Speakers said a four-day pause in the bombings is not good enough.


Naarm protest for Palestine. Photo: Sumitra Vignaendra

Senator Lidia Thorpe said First Nations peoples “know your pain” and we “stand together against settler colonial violence”.


Photo: Peter Boyle

Hundreds turned out to Friends of Palestine WA rally, where they were addressed by Ballardong Noongar man Uncle Desmond Blurton, Janet Parker, a long-time activist who is involved in setting up a Jews for a Free Palestine network, Coilin Devlin, a native of occupied Ireland, Ameen Al-Majzoub, an Australian-Palestinian, who was born in Syrian refugee camp and Eleanor Wright from Students for Palestine. They chanted “Ceasefire now”.


Boorloo rally for Palestine. Photo: Friends of PalestineWA/Facebook

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