Disclaimer: Calstuff and/or the opinions expressed are not affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley.
Recent Guest PostsTenants' Rights Week
by Jason Overman
SyndicationSite Feed (ATOM)
Add to LJ Friends
Cal Patriot Blog
UC Berkeley Livejournal
California Patriot Watch
The Bird House
Cal Prof on everything
Rants & Raves
Full Time Whiner
Cal "Frat" Boy
Jewish Students Blog
Personal as PublicSoft Boiled Life
Cal Alumni/ Squelch BlogsKedstuff
I Fought the Law
Ne Quid Nimis
Sunday, January 16, 2005
Bombed Israeli Bus In MLK Jr. Park
Earlier today was the rally against terrorism featuring a bus that had been blown up by a suicide bomber in Israel. I showed up late enough that I missed the minor excitement of the day, when an apparent protestor of the event got into an argument with someone from the vigil and ended up getting in a fight with him, and the police spokesman confirmed to me there had been one incident of battery, with the person cited and released.
I talked to one of the organizers of the rally, who told me he thought there were about 700 people on the pro-Israel, anti-terrorism, bus vigil side, and a spokesperson from the pro-Palestinian counter-protest (I'm assuming the people protesting the bus weren't actually pro-terrorism, although I imagine some of them had a "the oppressed must resist the occupation by any means necessary" approach) said he thought they had around 200 people. Former Mayor Dean spoke, and there was a statement read on behalf of Mayor Bates.
Here is what the bus looked like:
For the rest of my photographs from the rally, you can see them here, and watch them in a slide show.
KTVU has a report on the rally, with a quotation that I think can serve as a consensus for the majority of the people on both sides of this conflict:
"I oppose terrorism," she said. "Although I believe the Palestinians deserve a state, I don't agree with their means to achieve it. I don't think you should strap bombs on kids and send them out to kill other kids."
Email This Post!
Cal MagazinesHeuristic Squelch
Cal NewsitesDaily Californian
Hard Left News
East Bay Express
Cal OtherUC Rally Committee
Stand nineteen feet tall! Be united! Be tough! Be proud!
Cal's Student government
Cal's Student Portal