Protests against Trump's Jerusalem Decision Continue

Protests against Trump's Jerusalem Decision Continue

Dec 10, 2017

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – People across the world continued their protest against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem (al-Quds) as Israel’s capital.
Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists on Saturday staged a protest in Paris against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned visit to France on Sunday.

Protesters carried Palestinian flags and photos of French President Emmanuel Macron marked “accomplice” for hosting Netanyahu following Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Netanyahu, who has welcomed Trump’s move, will meet with Macron on Sunday ahead of a meeting with European Union foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday.
There were also widespread protest across Canada and dozens of people gathered at the Solidarity for Palestine rally in Vancouver Saturday.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Palestinians and their supporters marched from the US Embassy to the Israeli Embassy in Ottawa Saturday, calling on Canada to put more pressure on Trump to reverse his controversial declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
There were more protests across the world in the second day, following Trump’s decision on Wednesday and Hundreds gathered in front of the White House on Friday to protest him.
The nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organizations, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and Jews United against Zionism took their grievances to the US Capitol.

Protesters chanted against Israel and Trump’s decision on Jerusalem, carried banners reading, “Stop the occupation in Palestine now”, “Jerusalem belongs to Palestinians” and “We reject Trump’s decision”. The event ended without conflict.
Meanwhile, thousands of demonstrators also marched in Times Square, New York.

On Wednesday, Trump announced US recognition of Jerusalam as Israel’s capital as well as plans to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The controversial decision has angered Muslims throughout the world.
Article Courtesy: Tasnim News

USCMO is a coalition of several leading national and local Muslim organizations that seeks to promote effective communication and coordination between all American Muslim organizations and sponsor Muslim civic engagement for the good of the nation.

Founding members of USCMO: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed).

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