Terry Burnsed (center) joined hundreds who marched in support of Palestine July 19 on the 16th Street Mall. Burnsed is an affiliate professor at MSU Denver, in the theater department. Photo by Melanie J. Rice
Though far from home, the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine has a strong local impact. July 19, hundreds marched from Denver’s capitol down the 16th Street Mall in a show of support for Palestine.
We need Coloradoans and Americans to understand that this is not a battle, this is a massacre,” Burnsed said. “It would not be possible for Israel to perpetuate this massacre if it weren’t for American support in weapons, in money, in a torrent of ideological lies. – Terry Burnsed
Reports vary, with some sources reporting as many as 500 Palestinian and 20 Israeli deaths in the fighting. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Cairo July 21 to advocate for a cease-fire.
Anis Mansr, of Denver, leads a chant for hundreds who marched in support of Palestine on the 16th Street Mall July 19. “We’re just humans,” said Mansr, “We care about what’s going on.” Photo by Melanie J. Rice
Hundreds marched down 16th Street Mall in support of Palestine July 19. Many chanted, “Free, free Palestine,” calling for an end to Israeli occupation and an end to the conflict in Gaza. Photo by Melanie J. Rice
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