Groups to stage a six-day peaceful pro-Palestine rally outside US embassy


PETALING JAYA: Civil society organisations, political groups, as well as student and youth associations, are planning to gather outside the US embassy for six days starting Tuesday (Dec 26) to urge for an immediate ceasefire in Palestine.

A total of 48 groups assembled under the Palestinian Solidarity Secretariat in a statement said the peaceful gathering, or “Kepung Demi Palestin”, around the embassy in Kuala Lumpur, was to call for immediate action against the ongoing genocide happening in the Middle East.

“This six-day action is a response from Malaysians who are passionate about peace in the face of the urgent crisis demanding immediate action.

“This gathering will be conducted peacefully. We will set up tents and stay in the tents throughout the picket, in addition to organising solidarity events every night and displaying flags and symbols of the Palestinian people's struggle.

“Therefore, we invite all Malaysians regardless of race, religion, as well as those in solidarity with the Palestinian people, driven by the spirit of humanity, to join in this action,” it said in a statement on Monday (Dec 25).

The secretariat added that a mega assembly would be held on Dec 31, which will be the main event of the peaceful protest.

In the statement, the secretariat was urging for an immediate ceasefire and arbitrary killings of the Palestinian people, including women, children, and infants.

“An immediate, permanent, and unconditional ceasefire, ending the genocide, and all parties must act in accordance with international law.

“Halting hostilities to address the immediate needs of civilians in Gaza, both for assistance and protection; and recognition of the Palestinian people's right to a sovereign state,” it added.

The list of organisations participating in the rally

Non-governmental organisations (NGO):

1. Majlis Perundingan Pertubuhan Islam Malaysia (Mapim)

2. Malaysian Women's Coalition for Al-Quds and Palestine (MWCQP)

3. BDS Movement Malaysia

4. Viva Palestina Malaysia (VPM)

5. Yayasan Al Quds Malaysia

6. Gabungan Pilihan Raya Bersih & Adil (Bersih)

7. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram)

8. Persatuan Kebangsaan Hak Asasi Manusia (Hakam)

9. Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (Abim)

10. Persatuan Kesedaran Wanita Selangor (Empower)

11. Liga Rakyat Demokratik (LRD)

12. Persatuan Pengundi Muda (Undi18)

13. Sisters in Islam (SIS)

14. Pertubuhan Kebajikan Rakyat Sejagat Malaysia (Sejagat)

15. Malaysia Berdaya

16. Oriental Hearts & Minds Study Institute (OHMSI)

17. Pertubuhan Rakyat Sejahtera Selangor

18. Ikram Muda

19. Pemuda Dewan Perhimpunan Cina Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (KLSCAH Youth)

20. Peninsular Youth (PY)

21. Gerakan Belia Sepunjabi Malaysia (GBSM)

22. Amal Relief Malaysia (Arif)

23. Pertubuhan Pemuda Gema Malaysia

24. PPR Petaling Jaya (PPR PJ)

25. Pertubuhan Makmur Selangor

Youth or student associations

26. Angkatan Mahasiswa Universiti Malaya

27. Gabungan Pelajar Melayu Semenanjung (GPMS) Universiti Malaya

28. Ikatan Mahasiswa Demokratik Malaysia (MDM)

29. Mahasiswa UMNO Malaysia (UmnoSiswa)

30. Mahasiswa Progresif Universiti Malaya

31. Mahasiswa Amanah Nasional

32. Mahasiswa Keadilan Malaysia

33. Suara Siswa Universiti Malaya

34. Demokrat Universiti Malaya

35. Persatuan Belia Harmoni Universiti Malaya

36. Mahasiswa Roket⁠

37. Neo-Siswa Universiti Malaya

38. Mahasiswa Watan UKM

39. Congress IIUM

Political organisations:

40. ⁠Parti Ikatan Demokratik Malaysia (Muda)

41. Parti Sosialis Malaysia

42. Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang)

43. Pemuda PAS

44. Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK)

45. Pemuda Amanah

46. Pemuda Sosialis

47. Angkatan Bersatu Anak Muda (Armada Bersatu)

48. Pemuda Sosialis DAP (Dapsy)

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