Protest calling for justice in the Middle East


Champaign, Ill — A protest organized by the Muslim American Youth Organization was held at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana quad on Sunday.

The protest was a plea for justice in Palestine, as well as a way for the community to become more education on the situation there.

More than 50 people participated in the march.

The group started by marching down Green street to the Main Quad at 2 p.m.

After they stopped and took a small break to hydrate, a few speakers took the mic.

“Letting the situation of occupied Palestine [stay] frozen is to give up the values of compassion, the values of justice, equality and freedom,” said Imam Ousman Sawadogo of the Central Illinois Mosque & Islamic Center.

“Apartheid was not acceptable in South Africa, so it should not be acceptable in Palestine.”

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