Portland to hold march for Gaza Sat. Jan. 9th

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Fri, 01/08/2010 - 12:00am

British Parliament Member George Galloway has been deported and banned from entering Egypt, after successfully leading a humanitarian aid caravan into the Gaza Strip. Galloway’s ‘Viva Palestina’ convoy faced a number of obstacles while trying to bring over two hundred vehicles full of aid into the Gaza Strip.

They were finally able to enter the besieged coastal strip on Wednesday, but were only given forty-eight hours to distribute their aid. Viva Palestina was just the latest of a number of solidarity marches and caravans showing support for the besieged population of Gaza on the one year anniversary of Israel’s massive invasion.

Several Oregonians who participated in the solidarity trips will be speaking tomorrow as part of a march and rally in support of the people of Gaza. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with organizer Wael Elasady about tomorrow’s action.

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