Updated: Jul 22
A couple of weeks ago at a Day of Rage protest in Washington, D.C., Black Lives Matter demonstrators could be heard chanting the usual "Black lives matter!" slogan. But on top of the typical saying, demonstrators were also heard chanting "Palestinian lives matter!" and "Israel, we know you, you murder children too!"
The march was led by Harvard student, Christian Tabash, who read a poem about Israel's alleged crimes against Palestinian Muslims. It referred to Israel as the "puppet master of continents" in reference to the conspiracy theory that the Jewish people are responsible for running the globe. Tabash also noted multiple times in his speech that the
Palestinian movement is "intrinsically tied to Black lives matter" and echoed BLM's stance to defund police.
In a statement released by the Republican Jewish Coalition, they said that "We are horrified by this vicious hatemongering by Black Lives Matter protesters. The Black Lives Matter charter is filled with anti-Israel and antisemitic lies. It is deeply disturbing, but not surprising, to hear those sentiments chanted in the streets of Washington, DC.”
Not only did this Day of Rage demonstration full of anti-Semitic speeches and calls to destroy "the Zionistic state of Israel" take place in the nation's capital, but also in New York City.
Wife of former Black Panther Sekou Odinga, Dequi Kioni Sadiki, said: “The European Jews who occupy, slaughter and continue to force millions of Palestinians onto their killing fields called refugee and concentration camps, are the relatives of the Europeans...who kidnapped, slaughtered and forced millions of Africans and indigenous into slavery."
A pro-North Korea activist in attendance called for the end of the United States of America and its “puppet governments.” The activist also called for the liberation of “Palestine,” and for Korea to “be one again.”
Cover photo (Adam Gallagher/Mondoweiss