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IfNotNow Activists Lock Themselves To Israeli Consulate To Protest Gaza Killings

Young Jewish activists affiliated with the leftist group IfNotNow locked themselves to the doors of the office building where Israel’s Boston consulate is located on Tuesday morning to protest last week’s killing of protesters in Gaza, the group said in a statement.

Eight activists physically locked themselves to each other and to the doors of the building. The protest took place on the fourth day of the Passover holiday.

“At the Passover Seder, my family and I talk about our community’s journey toward freedom as part of an ancient ritual done in Jewish households across the world,” said one of the activists, Sarah O’Connor, in a statement. “After over a decade of blockade and three bombardments, that is exactly what Palestinians in Gaza want: freedom.”

Police intervened to end the protest and arrested the eight protesters.

Israeli forces killed 17 protesters and injured hundreds of others with live ammunition and other crowd control measures during a protest at the Gaza border on Friday.

Contact Josh Nathan-Kazis at [email protected] or on Twitter, @joshnathankazis.

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