US protesters have rallied in San Francisco, California, to express their anger at President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, amid similar protests in other parts of the world.
More than 100 people took part in the demonstration at San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza on Saturday to condemn Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.
The protesters held signs reading “End all US aid to Israel” and chanted “Hey hey, ho ho, the occupation has got to go,” and “Free Palestine.”
The march was co-sponsored by almost 50 San Francisco area organizations, including some Jewish groups.
The organizers and demonstrators advocated for Jerusalem al-Quds to be turned over to the Palestinians and urged a new uprising against the Israeli regime.
“Coming here … there are people sharing these feelings and it’s great,” said Nabil Wahbeh at the rally. Wahbeh is Palestinian who used to live in Jerusalem al-Quds. He said Trump’s announcement made him feel depressed, and he came to the protest to feel better.