Outside the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in downtown Salt Lake City, activists with the Party for Socialism and Liberation joined with over 60 people who gathered on Saturday to show their support for peace in Palestine and to protest President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel and planned to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Chants of “From river to sea, Palestine will be free!” and “Viva Viva, Palestina!” rang across downtown Salt Lake.

The rally included several speakers from organizations including the Utah Anti-War Committee and Students for a Democratic Society. The speakers spoke of the terrible conditions Palestinians face living under Israeli
occupation and the need for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel. They also called for a one state solution, with Muslims, Jews and Christians living together in a united Palestine, and spoke of the connection of the Palestinian struggle with the struggle for Black Lives, as well as with the struggle of all oppressed peoples. It is important to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people in the face of Israeli occupation and U.S. Imperialism.