A little over a hundred protestors turned out today at Dearborn’s city hall to commemorate Al-Nakba and protest for Palestine’s freedom from Israeli occupation. Al-Nakba, or the “catastrophe,” is commemorated every May 15th to remember the exodus of the approximately 725,000 Palestinians who fled or were displaced or expelled during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and the creation of the state of Israel.
Protests also erupted across the globe in solidarity with the Palestinian peoples’ struggle for self-determination, including deadly clashes in Egypt, Syria, and the occupied territories where dozens were killed by Israeli police. The Palestinian flag was even flown for the first time since the war in Tel Aviv according to a YouTube video.
Here are some photos from today’s protests in Dearborn.