Thursday, October 15, 2009

Concerned New Orleanians protest speaking appearance by former
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

Tuesday October 13th, 2009

The protesters voiced their outrage that Olmert was welcomed at Tulane while a growing number of human rights organizations and the United Nations are accusing his administration of committing a wide range of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including ethnic cleansing, collective punishment, and disproportionate and indiscriminate military response.

The demonstration was part of a series of community responses to Olmert's appearance.

A wide range of local organizations - including several student groups (Tulane and UNO Amnesty International and UNO GUPS), community organizations, and the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of New Orleans, the local branch of the nation's largest Arab-American civil rights organization - were a part of the demonstration, both out of concern for the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and to condemn the US collusion with Israeli violence.

Tulane Students blast music and throw food from their dorm balconies at Pro Palestinian activist who were on campus to protest Ehud Olmert's speech.

A Tulane Student Seig Heils through the middle of a Pro Palestinian Protest in front of McCalister Auditorium at Tulane University during Ehud Olmert's speech.

Photo's by Abdul Aziz.

No comments:

Post a Comment