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Photos From Dec 30th Gaza Protest At Israeli Consulate
by Z
Tuesday Dec 30th, 2008 8:05 PM
At 5pm there were already several thousand people in front of the Israeli consulate on Montgomery Street; there were close to a thousand pro-Palestine protesters and several hundred pro-war protesters waving American and Israeli flags. As the sun went down more and more people showed up until the crowd of proPalestine protesters eventually poured into the streets for a march towards Civic Center.

[Most of these photos are from around 5pm since my camera doesn't take pictures very well in low light..even these pictures ended up pretty blurry... ]

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by Proud Activist
Tuesday Dec 30th, 2008 9:52 PM
Do you suppose any of the folks angry with the protesters were "agents provocateurs"? I remember, at age 19, attending an anti-Shah demonstration in DC. It was there, that my Iranian partner linked arms with me and explained that the crazy man with the US flag emblazoned screaming at me, was a cop.
by Conor
Tuesday Dec 30th, 2008 11:42 PM
It's possible that some of the Zionist counter-demostrators were cops. But what i thought was very likely was that the Israeli consulate played a key role in organizing the counter demo. Authorative guys (a couple of whom appeared to be armed ) giving orders to this or that zionist to photograph our activists, especially , i noticed,well known antiwar pro-Palestinian Jews .
i have to admit that i was afraid that if a scuffle or fist fight would have occurred some of our people may have been unjustly charged with assaulting a ''diplomat '' !
Fortunely nothing like that occured other than a little minor shoving . Tonight was a real political success.
by Eli Stephens
Wednesday Dec 31st, 2008 12:40 PM
You made the same mistake the Ch. 7 news folks made in their report. In the past, everyone on the other side of the street was a Zionist. However this time, the overwhelming majority of the people on that side of the street (as well as all the people on "our" side of the street, plus two other corners of the intersection) were pro-Palestinian. There weren't more than a dozen or two Zionists, no where NEAR "several hundred."
by cp
Wednesday Dec 31st, 2008 4:05 PM
yeah. The way this works, and many equivalent gov't acts of brutality in other countries are accomplished, is that the attention span for current events is typically about two months long. How many people can even remember the bombing in Lebanon? Likewise with the weekly stunts that occurred during the elections. How many people even think about the troops in Iraq, now that all the TV networks have brought back their reporters? I think the collective understanding gets muddle into "there are angry people over there with ancient ethnic hatreds who have been fighting forever". There are many examples of out-of-sight out-of-mind, and events swept under the rug, and a party could almost rely on this phenomenon in their strategy.

At the same time, remember that fewer people live over there than are in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, *millions* of people have died in the republic of Congo in the last few years, largely as part of a resource war over valuable mining regions. That is a lot more than the 300-1000 in gaza. http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/12/17/congo.ben.affleck/ The majority of people in failed postcolonial Zimbabwe are facing severe starvation right now. Any ideas?
by Not azionazi
Wednesday Dec 31st, 2008 9:21 PM
That's the problem. We have a right wing mainstream media that is SUPER corporate and super pro-u.s., pro-israeli terror.
by clifford
Saturday Jan 3rd, 2009 12:08 PM
Video for tuesday nights rally