Students for a Democratic Society and Students for Justice in Palestine held a people’s eulogy in Turlington Plaza on University of Florida’s campus Sept. 10. The demonstration was held to draw attention to those killed in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and in Ferguson, Mo. over the summer.
Students held signs in the shape of grave markers with pictures of those who had died in the conflicts, including Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Mohammed Sinokrot and Derek Williams.
Tesneem Shraiteh, 20, president of Students for Justice in Palestine, spoke at the event. She said the purpose of the rally was to “bring attention to the intersectionality between police brutality in the U.S. in the murder of unarmed black men and the murder of Palestinian men, women and children by the Israeli Defense Force.”
Shraiteh herself is Palestinian and spoke about the military oppression the people of Palestine face.
“We don’t agree with that, so we want to bring attention to it and just raise awareness.”
Manny Rutinel, 19, and McKenzie Walker, 20, participate in a demonstration on University of Florida’s campus held Wednesday. The demonstration aimed to raise awareness for police brutality in Ferguson, Mo., and military oppression in Palestine.
Members of Students for a Democratic Society and Students for Justice in Palestine protested acts of violence and racism that have been occurring in both Palestine and the U.S.
Tesneem Shraiteh, a 20 year old linguistics major from Palestine and the president of Students for Justice in Palestine, speaks about recently slain teenager Mike Brown during the people’s eulogy for Palestine and Ferguson.
Shraiteh speaks about those killed in Palestine this summer in order to raise awareness about racism, police brutality and military oppression in conflict zones such as Gaza and Ferguson, Miss.
Students for a Democratic Society led a people’s eulogy in Turlington Plaza on UF campus to raise awareness for those killed in Palestine and Ferguson. Jonathan Waring, a psychology sophomore from Jacksonville, concluded the event with a speech.