Thousands protest in Mississauga to support Palestine

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Thousands of demonstrators gathered, Tuesday May 18, 2021 evening, at The Celebration Square, downtown Mississauga, to show support for Palestine and condemning the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Canadian Community Centre in Mississauga, organizers of the local mass mobilization, say the “Day of Action” will be held in the heart of the Palestinian community in the GTA to protest the ongoing ethnic cleansing of our people in the homeland.

The demonstrators chanted slogans of “Free, Free Palestine” and “Palestine will not die,” carrying Palestinian flags.

Many Arab immigrants of various nationalities, in addition to entire families, participated in the demonstration, which was called by “the Palestine House.”

The Peel police closed a number of roads and after the large presence of demonstrators in Mississauga, which has the largest Arab presence in North America.

 

Peel Regional Police said a large gathering occurred at a park near Dundas Street West and Mississauga Road on Thursday, May 13.

Police said numerous people gathered in the park, including some who were not complying with rules in regards to outdoor gatherings.

A 22-year-old from Mississauga and a 49-year-old from Toronto were each charged with failing to comply with an order given during a declared emergency as a result.

One of the individuals was an event organizer while the other was a participant, police allege.

Police are reminding the public that under provincial stay-at-home orders, all gatherings, rallies, protests and peaceful assemblies must follow provincial regulations and city by-laws. Tickets may be issued to individuals or organizations who do not comply with the order.

Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 42 people Sunday, Palestinian medics said. Despite the heavy death toll and international efforts to broker a cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza’s Hamas rulers would rage on.

The Israeli air assault early Sunday was the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and Hamas nearly a week ago, marking the worst fighting since their devastating 2014 war in Gaza.

The latest outbreak of violence began in east Jerusalem last month when Palestinian protests and clashes with police broke out in response to Israeli police tactics during Ramadan and the threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinian families by Jewish settlers

 

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