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TODAY AT 12PM: ARTISTS & ACTIVISTS STAGE "MARCH OF DEAD" ON ISRAELI CONSULATE
Masked & Black-Clad Mourners will March on Consulate in Memorial for Thousand Gazans Killed
NEW YORK, NY — Members of the arts and activism collective We Will Not Be Silent will march upon the Israeli consulate at 12pm EST today, Thursday July 31, 2014. Donned in black clothing and face masks, the group hopes to memorialize the names of the Palestinians who have lost their lives in the recent bombardments of the Gaza strip.
We Will not Be Silent has issued the following statement in advance of today's march:
"In the name of decency we must act. Artists and activists, Jews, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and atheists, we join together to create an arresting visual presence on the streets of NYC. We carry the names of the dead in Gaza. We march to the Israeli Consulate. We are the March of The Dead.
"We will create a representation of the carnage from the war crimes perpetrated by the State of Israel on the civilian population of Palestinians in Gaza.
"'We will not be silent...we are your bad conscience...we will not leave you in peace.' - The White Rose resistance movement against Nazi Germany"
WHAT: Protest march on Israeli Consulate, creative visuals.
WHEN: Thursday, July 31st, 12PM EST
WHERE: Israeli Consulate, 800 2nd Ave, New York, NY
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT is an artist/activist collective that has been in existence since 2006. Through the creative use of language embodied on shirts and emboldened on signs held up in public spaces, we respond to current social justice issues, encouraging creative, direct public-actions where many people can participate.