An anti-occupation rally drew thousands of supporters from across the United States. The rally organized by the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation on the West Lawn of the Capitol on Sunday afternoon featured musicians and speakers and was followed by a march to the White House. Organizers said the rally, marking 40 years since Israel captured lands in the 1967 Six-Day War, drew over 5,000 people. A pro-Israel rally organized on a week’s notice by Stand With Israel drew a small crowd across a reflecting pool from the main rally. The Stand With Israel protesters carried Israeli and American flags, held signs reading “We Stand With Israel” and “Divest from Hate, Divest from Iran” and sang songs of peace.
Anti-occupation rally draws thousands in D.C.