On October 9, over 500 people came out in the Vancouver rain to show their support with the Palestinian people and to highlight they will not be intimidated by the biased disinformation coming from Western politicians and the media. Multiple speakers at the rally, which was followed by a march thru the downtown, emphasized that the Palestinians have been struggling against a vicious settler colonial project for 75 years and that this is the root of the ongoing violence. Many also called out the hypocrisy of Canadian officials who have fastidiously ignored Palestinian suffering through the decades, and are now rushing to see who can be more pro-Israel as it commits additional war crimes in Gaza.
The action was clear: We Stand with Palestine, and Our Voices will Never be Silenced!!
(Photos courtesy Michael YC Tseng)