35,000 Demonstrate for Israel at UN
LGF reader NoSubmission was at the Stand By Israel rally at the United Nations today and emailed more than two dozen photographs that I’ve made into a slideshow: Stand By Israel Rally at the United Nations.
A cop I spoke to said there were about 35,000 people there which exceed the 15-20 thousand projected number. Two other groups were permitted to rally at Dag Hammerskold Plaza today, one being the Congo and the other a ‘pro middle east’ group [cop’s words]. He said only about 100 of the ‘pro middle east’ group showed up but they were NO WHERE to be seen. Streets were closed off, police everywhere, limos, sirens, lights. There were so many at the rally that they had to close off 2nd Avenue and keep the crowd on the other side of the street because the Plaza was completely full. Elie Weisel spoke and so did John Bolton and the wife of kidnapped Israeli soldier, Ehud Goldwasser.
UPDATE at 9/20/06 1:49:05 pm: