Israel-Palestine war

Historic Rally in Washington DC Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza

Over 400000 people gathered in Washington D.C to showing concerned over mass killing in Gaza

By MNN Desk Report
Published Mon, Jan 15, 2024 7:40 AM

In a striking demonstration of unity and solidarity, the American Muslim Task Force for Palestine successfully organized a monumental rally in Washington, DC, on January 13. This event, drawing over 400,000 participants, stands as the largest gathering of Muslim Americans in U.S. history, signifying a powerful stance against the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

The event, which took place at Freedom Plaza, featured a lineup of influential speakers, including Dr. Cornel West, Jill Stein, Ms. Ilyasah Shabbazz (daughter of Malcolm X), Imam Omar Suleiman, Dr. Osama Aburishaid, Nihad Awad, Colorado State Rep. Iman Jodeh, and Medea Benjamin, the Director of Code Pink. These speakers, along with several Palestinian families affected by the recent events in Gaza, shared their narratives, adding personal and emotional depth to the rally's call for action.


Participants braved the harsh winter weather, enduring cold temperatures and strong winds, to march through Washington for over four hours. Their journey culminated at the White House, with chants of "Ceasefire Now" ringing in the air, a direct appeal to President Biden to intervene and call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

This rally, marking 100 days of conflict in Gaza, not only resonated with the Muslim American community but also attracted significant support from various sectors of the American populace. It underscored the urgent need for intervention in Gaza to halt the suffering and loss of innocent lives.

This event, in its magnitude and fervor, highlighted the growing global concern for the Palestinian people. Rallies in major cities worldwide mirrored the demands made in Washington, illustrating a shared global plea for peace and justice. The Washington DC rally, in particular, showcased the collective power of voices advocating for peace, transcending cultural and religious boundaries and emphasizing the universal demand for a ceasefire in Gaza.

For further details on this significant event, please refer to the full coverage provided by various news sources, offering in-depth insights and perspectives on this historic rally.