Despite pouring rain, a large and diverse crowd showed their solidarity with the people of Gaza
Six hundred citizens gathered outside the Israeli consulate in Westmount to protest
the Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territories...
and the intense bombing campaign which has so far claimed the lives of over 1000 Palestinian civilians.
The local demonstration and protest march was peaceful albeit noisy and provocative,
with chants of free Palestine mixing with shouts denouncing Israel as a terrorist or Apartheid state.
There was no violence, nor a counter protest as Montreal police escorted the march through city streets.