Protesters block traffic while calling for ceasefire in Gaza

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11/17/23 By Meghan Boucher

One hundred protestors blocked traffic on the Boston University bridge Thursday morning, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

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The group, called IfNotNow, released a statement saying, “On Thursday morning, November 16 at 8:00 AM, Boston Jews and allies will block rush-hour traffic on a major thoroughfare in Boston Activists will demand that Elizabeth Warren support an immediate ceasefire and use her influence to stop the Israeli government’s ongoing massacre in Gaza.”

Protesters were seen wearing shirts that said, “Not in our name,” as they chanted “Ceasefire now” on the bridge.

The protest lasted nearly three hours, with the police shutting down the bridge at Commonwealth Avenue shortly after 8 a.m. The group dispersed around 10:40 a.m.

Another group calling for a ceasefire hung banners on Storrow Drive later Thursday night.