Thousands of Palestinian protesters rally in downtown Chicago
Written by JAMM on October 19, 2023
Thousands of protesters from the Palestinian American community called an emergency protest in Chicago after Tuesday’s hospital explosion in Gaza.
Just after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, thousands of protesters took to the streets of downtown Chicago after meeting at Federal Plaza and began walking towards the Israeli Consulate.
The organizers of the rally said they don’t believe Israel when it says it didn’t strike the hospital, even though the current U.S. intelligence assessment is that Israel was not responsible.
Roughly 2,800 Palestinians have been reported killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza. An additional 1,200 people are believed to be buried under the rubble, alive or dead, health authorities said. Those numbers predate the explosion at the Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza on Tuesday.