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Protest in Solidarity with Striking Palestinian, Syrian, Migrant Workers in Lebanon
August 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Under the banner We stand with Palestinians, Syrians, and migrant workers in Lebanon, we will be mobilizing in front of the Lebanese Consulate General 811 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA on August 1st at 12:30 pm. The labor law restricts legal work to those who hold a work visa and was accompanied by a scapegoating campaign against Palestinians and Syrians in the country and raids on their places of work and several shutdowns. This has led to an ongoing uprising and strike in the Palestinian camps demanding a repeal of the law and the resolving of their legal status. Syrian refugees have largely avoided rising due to the continuous threat of deportation to Syria held over them by the Lebanese state. The Lebanese political class continues to scapegoat and threaten both groups. The protest in Los Angeles comes in response and affirmation of calls by rising sectors of society in the country towards protests and shows of solidarity across Europe and North America.
Sponsored by Palestinian Youth Movement, Al Awda, LA4Palestine, Alliance of MENA Socialists, SWANA, Students Organize for Syria-UCLA