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Gaza Ceasefire Rally in Castlegar

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A rally calling for a ceasefire in Gaza will be held at Castlegar City Hall on Saturday, March 2 at 1:00 pm.

The rally is sponsored by the Kootenay Region chapter of the United Nations Association in Canada (KRUNA).  KRUNA members, along with many other residents of Castlegar and area, have been watching with mounting dismay and horror as the Israeli armed forces have bombed and shot their way through most of the Gaza Strip, in the process killing almost 30,000 people – more than one-third of whom were children – and laying waste virtually the entire area.

Despite duelling American and Russian vetoes in the UN Security Council, the UN General Assembly made its position utterly clear two months ago in its resolution of December 12, 2023:  “The General Assembly demands an immediate humanitarian ceasefire (and) Reiterates its demand that all parties comply with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law, notably with regard to the protection of civilians.”

In light of this crystal clear stance by the General Assembly, reinforced on numerous occasions by the Secretary-General and many other senior UN personnel, the Kootenay Region chapter of the United nations Association in Canada decided to sponsor this Rally for a Ceasefire in Gaza.  There will be a very brief program.  This is intended to allow people in the Castlegar area wishing to do so to show their opposition to the war.


March 2
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Castlegar City Hall
460 Columbia Avenue
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