Several hundred citizens marched to the Plaza Bolivar in downtown Caracas on Friday to express solidarity with Palestinians on International Quds Day, the last Friday of Ramadan. Introduced in Iran in 1979, International Quds Day opposes Zionism and Israeli control of Jerusalem, or al-Quds in Arabic.
“The homeland of Bolivar and Chavez ratifies today its firm support of and solidarity with peoples oppressed by the empire and its footmen in the fight for sovereignty, with a focus on relations of friendship, respect, and free determination,” read a sheet distributed by participants. “Let us use paintings, murals, sporting and cultural activities, popular assemblies, communal radio, and all social activity that serves to raise consciousness of and support for the just Palestinian cause.”
The event included the participation of several collectives, which represented sectors of the working-class districts of Catia, Petare, and 23 de Enero.
Photos by Sascha Bercovitch