Saturday, May 2, 2009

Friday 1/5/2009 - Bilin Residents and Activists Gather to Mark May Day

"Protesters marched towards the wall calling for the end of the occupation and to stop construction of the Wall. Protesters placed flowers next to the martyrs memorial for Bassem Abu Rahmah and stood there for a minute of silence out of respect for his spirit and those of other martyrs. The Israeli army had gathered in big numbers behind cement blocks and used razor wire to prevent the crowd from going through the gate. The army fired tear gas canisters to disturb the crowd, causing dozens to suffer gas inhalation and four were shot with rubber coated steel bullets "

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