"Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Israeli apartheid has got to go!" the crowd of protesters chanted outside the federal building in Santa Fe today. "What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!"
The group was organized, at least in part, by the nonprofit Another Jewish Voice
to protest Israel's May 31 raid
on ships carrying aid bound for Gaza (read about the flotilla raid's aftermath here
). Carrying signs that condemned Israel's 3-year blockade
of Gaza and US military aid
to Israel, approximately 40 Santa Feans picketed today at noon.
A rep from the local Amnesty International chapter led the chants and exhorted protesters to rebut some of the recent pro-Israel opinions published
in the New Mexican. All in all, it was a good, old-fashioned peaceful picket—which takes some doing, given the issue's volatility
. Even the police didn't seem to have much complaint, aside from telling a guy to get down from a retaining wall. See more photos at sfreeper.com