As I write this there is a crowd gathered in front of the Colorado State Capitol building in Denver holding a demonstration in protest of the massacre of civilians committed by the Israeli military on Monday, May 31, 2010, aboard the Mavi Marmara as it sailed in international waters en route to Gaza to deliver much needed humanitarian aid in defiance of the Israeli State's illegal blockade, which has claimed countless Palestinian lives.
The protest is being held in solidarity with massive protests around the world over this heinous crime committed by the Israeli military. The crowd is relatively large and the press was present from television news outlets. The signs are large and visible along with Palestinian and American flags.
The number of people killed aboard the Mavi Marmara is still not confirmed, last I heard it was around 20 or more, and most recent reports from eye-witness/activists who have returned to Turkey and Greece say the Israeli military opened fire on the Freedom Flotilla prior to their soldiers' boarding the Mavi Marmara, according to a report yesterday by the Guardian/UK ("Israelis opened fire before boarding Gaza flotilla, say released activists," published Tuesday June 1, 2010, by Dorian Jones from Istanbul, Turkey, and Helena Smith in London.)
The demonstration gathered on Lincoln and Colfax at 5:30 P.M. and will likely run until dark, so if anyone reading can join the crowd there is still time. Thank you to everyone attending and expressing solidarity with the victims of the flotilla massacre and the people of Gaza still under siege after more than a year of Israel's illegal blockade.
by Christian Wright
(origionally published on laughingfish.blogspot.com)