On Friday the 9th of January, 2009, Chicago witnessed a 10,000 person strong rally and march against Israel's bombing and occupation of Palestine and the Gaza Strip. Highlights of the rally included Dick Reilly's speech in front of the Israeli consulate, where he spoke of those showing great courage- in Palestine, and those protesting the bombings around the world, and those showing great cowardice- the US house and Senate, including the entire Illinois delegation, which voted to support the bombings of Gaza. A representative of the Venezuelan consulate also spoke, and they condemned Israel's bombings and mentioned how Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, had kicked out the Israeli ambassador as a protest against the bombings.
I tried to take more pictures and video, however my camera has been dropped a few to many times and simply will not work any more. I was lucky to get these four shots of the march leaving Daley plaza and heading towards the Israeli consulate.