- The Washington Times - Monday, October 6, 2014

A number of pro-Palestine groups are gathering Friday in Ferguson, Missouri, for a “Weekend of Resistance” in an effort to link the struggles in the St. Louis suburb to Gaza.

The Palestine Contingent consists of several activist groups, including the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee, Organization for Black Struggle, Council on American Islamic Relations, Palestinian BDS National Committee, and American Muslims for Palestine.

The groups are planning to convene Friday in Ferguson for a number of events to last through the weekend, including street actions, panel discussions, hip-hop events, faith-based clergy-led events and “nonviolent direct action trainings,” according to their Facebook page, Breitbart first reported.

The predominantly black community of Ferguson still faces near-nightly unrest following the death of Michael Brown, a black teen who was fatally shot by a white police officer.

“Resistance to Mike Brown’s killing was met with violent repression in the form of rubber bullets, tanks, and tear gas,” the activists groups write, comparing the scene to the Israeli military’s presence in Gaza.

“Local groups including the Organization for Black Struggle and the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee, joined by national groups listed below, are inviting those who support the Palestinian struggle for liberation to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson as part of a Palestine contingent in response to the call,” the Contingent’s page says. “We recognize that none of us is free until all of us are free.”

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