Friday, April 19, 2013
Vigil to support Palestinian Political Prisoners- Saturday April 20 at Westlake
We have decided to cancel our Vigil for tomorrow after receiving reports of attacks on Arab and Muslim Americans across the country in the past couple of days because of the Boston Bombing. Most of the victims were women wearing hijab (Head Cover) since they are usually easy to identify.
Our main concern is the safety of our community and especially the safety of our Muslim women with hijabs who usually join us at the vigils.
Thanks for your understanding and your support!
Join us to protest the illegal detention and torture of Palestinians by the Israeli Occupation. Currently there are over 5000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli military prisons and detention centers, including 170 administrative detainees, 12 women and 185 children. Some of these prisoners have been on hunger strike for months to protest their illegal detention. The longest hunger striker is Samer Issawi and he has been on a hunger strike for over 270 days.
Please Join us to demand freedom for Samer Issawi and all Palestinian Political prisoners.
When: Saturday April 20, noon - 2pm
Where: Westlake Park, downtown Seattle
Thank you for your support and hope to see you there.....
"Stand up for what is right,even if you are standing alone"
Posted by LJansen at 7:22 AM