Dearborn Protest Calls for End to Israeli Attacks on Gaza
The protest was organized by Dearborn Area Community Members, a local social media-based group.
Protesters gathered Saturday afternoon on Warren Avenue at Oakman Boulevard, near the Esper Branch Library, in Dearborn to speak out against Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.
Organized by Dearborn Area Community Members, the protest was put together quickly to publicly call for support from the U.S. federal government in ending the conflict.
According to the Washington Post, Israeli missile attacks on Gaza have continued for four days, escalating on Saturday as Hamas political buildings and homes of Hamas leaders were targeted in the air strikes.
Conversations have continued in the Middle East and beyond as political leaders struggle to reach an agreement and cease fire.
Several protesters in Dearborn on Saturday spoke out specifically against President Barack Obama, who has maintained support for Israel.
"The White House reiterated its support for the Israeli operation, which the military says is intended to stop rocket fire that has escalated in the four years since Israel last invaded Gaza to stunt attacks by Hamas, an Islamist movement that Israel and the United States consider a terrorist group."