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Pro-Palestinian protesters block the Golden Gate Bridge to protest the war in Gaza

Pro-Palestinian protesters on Monday blocked the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, in the western United States, where aerial footage showed the entire span filled with traffic in one direction while the lanes in the other direction were empty.

Apparently, the protest was part of a coordinated day of direct action held in several cities around the world to call for a ceasefire in Israel’s war in Gaza.

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Protesters blocking traffic carried a banner that said “Stop the world for Gaza.”

Protest group A15 Action said it was coordinating a “multi-city lockdown… in solidarity with Palestine”. Their website indicated that Actions were planned in places as far away as Mexico City, Ho Chi Minh City, Sydney, Athens, New York and Johannesburg.

“In each city we will identify and block the main bottlenecks in the economy, focusing on production and circulation points with the aim of causing the greatest economic impact,” the group stated on its website.

First thing on Monday, A protest blocked a highway leading to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Monday protest on the bridge golden gate It happened at a time when the Middle East is facing one of its most difficult moments in the last six months, after Iran launched a large-scale air strike against Israel over the weekend.

The attack was largely repelled by Israel, with help from allies such as the United States and Britain.

Israel launched an offensive against Link last October, after suffering an unprecedented attack by militants from Hamas which caused the deaths of 1,170 people, most of them civilians, according to Israeli data.

Since then, more than 33,000 people, most of them women and children, have died in Gaza, according to the Ministry of Health in the territory governed by Hamas.

Source: Elcomercio

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