Moscow: Left Front protests U.S. aggression and genocide of Palestinians

Events of recent days — the unilateral U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, as well as the transfer of the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, which provoked clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli military, in which dozens of civilians died — forced representatives of the Left Front to organize a protest action near the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. 

Photos: Left Front
On May 16, representatives of the Left Front came out with single pickets to the embassy building on Novinsky Boulevard. The placards of the protesters read: “U.S. policy provokes a new world war!” and “We demand: Stop the genocide in Palestine!” 

Sergey Udaltsov and Maxim Shevchenko, who took part in the rally, said: “We call upon all people of goodwill to condemn the massacre of Palestinians and the provocative U.S. policy towards Iran. There can be no justification for the state terrorism that the U.S. and Israel are carrying out. The policy of the Trump administration is pushing people towards a global fratricidal war. We demand that the Russian authorities take the principled stand of condemning the brutal genocide of the Palestinian people and the adventurist policy of the United States.” 

The police showed great attention to the participants of the action, copying down their passport data. However, afterward, the police did not obstruct the pickets and even praised the slogans on the posters. As a result, the action ended without incident. 

We are in solidarity with all the peoples of the world who are subjected to aggression by American imperialism! 

Left Front – Moscow


Translated by Greg Butterfield

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s