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Jewish Voice For Peace Demands Gaza Ceasefire

Protesters calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and an end to the Israel-Hamas conflict look down on fellow protestors occupying the rotunda of the Cannon House office building on Capitol Hill. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

October 18, 2023 – The group Jewish Voice for Peace is holding a sit-in inside the Cannon House Office Building in DC. The group claims “over 350 are inside, including two dozen rabbis.”

The group chanted “Ceasefire!” and held signs reading, “Jews say ceasefire now!” The refused to leave “until Congress calls for a ceasefire in Gaza.”

Demonstrations are not allowed inside U.S. congressional buildings.

Jewish Voice for Peace activists, among other protesters, were arrested during a demonstration outside the White House on Monday.

Thanks to Nicole Darrah/Yahoo News for details.


Russians Resist Ukraine Invasion – 7500 arrests

UPDATE (March 6) – UK Guardian now reports over 7500 arrests throughout Russian – click here for full UKG report.


Click here for original Feb 24 story

(February 24) The UK Guardian reports 1700 arrests in the Russian Federation in protest of Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine. Pjotr Sauer and Andrew Roth report from Moscow:

“Vladimir Putin has said there is broad public support for the invasion of Ukraine that he announced just before dawn on Thursday morning. But by evening, thousands of people in cities across Russia had defied police threats to take to central squares and protest against the military campaign.

“Police had made at least 1,702 arrest in 53 Russian cities as of Thursday evening, according to the OVD-Info monitor, as they cracked down on the unsanctioned protests. Most of the arrests were made in Moscow and St Petersburg, where the crowds were largest.”

Image: Moscow protester, February 2022 – by Konstantin Zavrazhin