Canada.. Thousands gather in a pro-Palestinian protest in downtown Toronto
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators against the Israeli occupation tried to break the police line on the ramp leading to the Gardiner Expressway in an enthusiastic march that attracted thousands to downtown Toronto, Canada, on Saturday.
According to what was reported by the Toronto Star newspaper, the police carried riot control weapons; The protesters were prevented from getting onto the ramp and headed east, before gathering at Lower Simcoe Road and Lake Shore Boulevard.
The newspaper explained that the demonstrators chanted “Free Palestine” and “The occupation must go.”
Stop the fire in Gaza
She added: “The protest to demand a ceasefire in Gaza began in front of the American Consulate on University Street, south of Dundas Street,” indicating that the crowd included families and young children in strollers, and many of them waved Palestinian flags. Aside from isolated skirmishes, the protest seemed to be progressing. Peacefully.
The procession traveled through the university, stopping at Front Street West and York Street, gathering around a gray pickup truck leading the march.
On the bed of the truck, a protester holding a megaphone blared a call and response: “One – We are the people! Two – We will not be silenced! Three – We are back! Soon! Soon! Soon! Soon.”
According to the newspaper, several roads were affected by the demonstrations, and Toronto FC’s final match of the season at BMO Field was also postponed for 20 minutes due to the demonstration.
Pro-Palestinian protests were held in other countries on Saturday, such as France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Kosovo and Australia, along with several Arab countries.
Hamas and other Palestinian factions in Gaza launched Operation “Al-Aqsa Flood” at dawn on Saturday, October 7, in response to the continuing attacks by Israeli forces and settlers against the Palestinian people, their property, and their sanctities. Israel responded by launching Operation “Iron Swords” and launched intense raids that continue until this moment on many areas in Gaza strip.
The continuous raids resulted in massive destruction in populated areas, significant loss of life, and mass displacement in the Gaza Strip.
The Gaza Strip is still being subjected to Israeli bombing, as the death toll from the Israeli bombing of Gaza until Saturday reached 4,475 martyrs and more than 14,000 wounded, according to the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip.