Hundreds marched through downtown Toronto on Saturday, January 29, from Yonge-Dundas Square to the Israeli consulate, gathering in solidarity with Hands Off Palestine protests across the world. Those gathered carried Free Palestine and Hands Off Sheikh Jarrah signs to show solidarity with families being evicted from their homes by the State of Israel.
Hostilities have intensified again in Palestine as Israeli forces continue evicting families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah to make way for more Jewish settlers. Violent evictions in Sheikh Jarrah partly fuelled the fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas last year. Demonstrators took to Toronto city hall last May to express their solidarity with Palestine.
Cries against oppression at the Hands Off Palestine march on Saturday didn’t attract as much attention because locals have been paying more attention to white truckers occupying Ottawa.