April 13, 2024

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The Free Palestine March will take place before the Academy Awards in Los Angeles

The Free Palestine March will take place before the Academy Awards in Los Angeles

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The Free Palestine March, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, is set to head to Los Angeles tomorrow ahead of the 2024 Oscars.

The protest was called by a group of organizers, artists and film workers in collaboration with Writers Against the War on Gaza Los Angeles (WAWOG), Film Workers for Palestine, SAG-AFTRA for Ceasefire and many others, they say, “ No prizes during genocide!

Organizers say they expect hundreds of people to show up to rally, march, blockade and disrupt, as they demand an immediate and permanent ceasefire. They also demand an end to what they say is “the siege of Gaza and the occupation of Palestine.”

Film Workers for Palestine He shared a statement on Instagram In collaboration with the Los Angeles chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, people are invited to meet at the Cinerama Dome at 1 p.m. PT on Sunday to participate in the march.

The caption on the post read: “We will not be distracted by the entertainment industry.” We will continue to call for a permanent ceasefire and the liberation of the Palestinians. Let us mobilize and take to the streets to show that we refuse to look away from this ongoing genocide! Ceasefire now!

Not only is Sunday the Academy Awards day, it is also the first day of Ramadan, a holiday for the majority of Gazans. It is also the day Israel is scheduled to begin its campaign Ground invasion of RafahIt is a small city in the south of the Gaza Strip, where more than a million Palestinians were forced to take refuge.

News of the Oscars march comes after a protest over the war between Israel and Hamas outside the 2024 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on February 25. Protesters were outside the tent playing pre-recorded chants on a loudspeaker, such as “Free Palestine.” “Long live Palestine” and “ceasefire now.”

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