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Photos: M31 Free Palestine Action @ Powell and Market
by R. Wilson
Monday May 31st, 2010 3:29 PM
May 31. On short notice hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Powell and Market Streets in San Francisco to protest Israel's deadly attack against a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. Activists on the ships were carrying motorized wheelchair scooters, toys, educational supplies, and pre-fab housing materials - things barred from Gaza by the Israeli blockade.

Top Photo: Against a backdrop of banners at Powell and Market that advertise *Wicked*, a sign raised on high: "Jews Say Stop Israeli Terror".

San Franciscans reacted quickly to protest Israel's action. They were joined by South Bay and East Bay residents in a march that started in front of the Israeli Consulate, went past Union Square and culminated in a demo at Powell and Market. Other actions were planned for San Jose and Sacramento on short notice as well.
§flags
by R. Wilson Monday May 31st, 2010 3:29 PM

§Chanting
by R. Wilson Monday May 31st, 2010 3:29 PM

"Free Free Palestine!"
§Police on the street
by R. Wilson Monday May 31st, 2010 3:29 PM

§Cindy Sheehan
by R. Wilson Monday May 31st, 2010 3:29 PM

§Bayan
by R. Wilson Monday May 31st, 2010 3:29 PM

Bayan means "country" in Tagalog. Filipino-Americans in support of Palestine were amongst the crowd.
§Boycott
by R. Wilson Monday May 31st, 2010 3:29 PM

Boycott Israeli Goods sign in front of the Gap store at Powell and Markett
§On the opposite side
by R. Wilson Monday May 31st, 2010 3:29 PM

Two Israeli flags and one American flag were held by several pro-Israel counter demonstrators. They were far far outnumbered by the hundreds calling for censure of Israel.
§Pro-Israel faction gets an interview
by R. Wilson Monday May 31st, 2010 3:29 PM

§Shouting, chanting at Powell and Market
by R. Wilson Monday May 31st, 2010 3:29 PM