St. John's -- Protests are taking place worldwide to oppose the collective punishment of Palestinians. A rally has been organized in St. John's by concerned citizens, to take place this Thursday evening at 6 pm in Harbourside Park. The St. John's chapter of the Council of Canadians will be participating and showing solidarity. There will be a short march up Water St. (starting at 6:30) and to return to Harbourside Park.
Since July 7th, Israeli forces have killed more than 436 Palestinians and wounded over 3000, destroying homes and hospitals, and displacing villages. Last week, Israel significantly escalated their military offensive against the people of Gaza by launching a ground invasion. The Harper government is supporting these atrocities and one purpose of the rally is to show that these views do not reflect those of all Canadians. Send MP Jack Harris this letter expressing your condemnation for this ongoing massacre in Gaza.