October 29, 2023 | by Barry Weisleder
Well over 5,000 people (the corporate media estimate) rallied for justice for the Palestinian people on October 29, beginning outside the U.S. Consulate in Toronto. The crowd gained in size, dimension and sound volume as it marched up University Avenue, east on College Street, south on Bay, east to Yonge, and further downtown to Queen Street. It was the third or fourth large action in a trio of days to mark the escalating horror of the Zionist state onslaught against the residents of Gaza, along with a growing incidence of Israeli settler pogroms in towns and cities of the bifurcated West Bank.
While 30 MPs, including 23 Liberals and several New Democrats, submitted a petition asking the federal minority Liberal government to call for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau still can’t bring himself to say the word. Instead he pleads only for a “pause” in the onslaught, now in its fourth week, currently being waged by soldiers in Israeli tanks and bombers.
On October 30 a coalition of Muslim and Jewish activists occupied the offices of 17 Liberal MPs from Burnaby, to Scarborough to Montreal, as opposition to the Israel ground incursion of Gaza heats up. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly were among the politicians who had some unscheduled visitors demanding that they end their complicity in genocide, in real time.