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Massive Pro-Palestine Demonstration Stirs Madrid: A Unified Call for Justice and Solidarity

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Kasturi Chakraborty
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A Sea of Solidarity in Madrid Streets

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Making headlines on October 9, 2023, was a large-scale demonstration held in Madrid, Spain. Organized by the Masar Badil (Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement), this event was a powerful symbol of solidarity with the Palestinian people. Thousands gathered to voice their support for Palestinians defending their land, marking the occasion of Palestinian Land Day.

Commemorating the Palestinian Land Day

This day brings to the forefront the 1976 general strike and uprising against land confiscation by Israeli occupation forces. Demonstrators in Madrid echoed the sentiments of that historic upheaval, their chants and speeches resonating through the city. Their unified voice called for action and solidarity to support the Palestinian cause, denouncing the complicity of European governments in the ongoing crimes of colonialism, occupation, and apartheid against the Palestinian people.

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Calling for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions

The rally didn't just stop with speeches and chants. Demonstrators called for practical measures, including boycotts, divestment, and sanctions against the Israeli regime. This collective demand underscores the strong public sentiment against the perceived injustices inflicted upon the Palestinian people.

Protest at the French Embassy

After the demonstration, participants took their protest to the French embassy. Their aim was to voice their concerns about the suppression of Palestine solidarity activism in France. They also called for the release of Georges Abdallah, a Lebanese Arab Communist who has been imprisoned in France for over 37 years for his support of Palestine. The demonstration in Madrid was not just a local event, but a part of a global movement advocating for justice and fairness.

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