This is an eyewitness report from the NowPublic member silvia tagliabue who was on the scene.
Big Demo for Gaza in Milan, Italy
silvia tagliabue | January 5, 2009 at 10:03 amby
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The protesters, mostly young arabs and muslim families, had gathered in Porta Venezia, waving placards, banners and flags and bearing slogans such as "Bush, Barak, assassins" and "Free Palestine". It was a vibrant and dynamic demo, with some moment of tension and some Israeli flags burned. The demo, called by the local Palestinian community and the movement Forum Palestina, ended in Piazza Duomo, in downtown Milan, were there was a collective prayer in front of the most important church of the city. Then, some members of the local leftist movement called by phone Vittorio Arrigoni, an italian pacifist of International Solidarity Movement, living in Gaza. He reported live and direct from the Strip. All the protesters gathered in Piazza Duomo could listen his voice covered by the bomb clashes.
A few photographs from the demonstration.
by Silvia Tagliabue
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