Protesters gather in San Francisco to march for a cease-fire in Gaza

Several pro-Palestinian groups, including the Palestinian Youth Movement and the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, led the protest on Jan. 14. They demanded that local, state and federal officials call for a cease-fire in Gaza, which has been under siege by the Israeli military since Hamas’ attack on Israeli citizens on Oct. 7, 2023.

Ahmad Hasan, with PYM, told Peninsula Press that the group demands there be no more killing of innocent people in Gaza and that Palestinians be allowed to return to their homes.

“We’re not asking you to solve this issue,” said Sabreen Imtair, a leader with AROC. “All we’re asking for is just a cease-fire.”


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    Jordan Rynning is an independent journalist based in Palo Alto, CA. He is a US Navy veteran and has a background in military intelligence. After earning B.A. degrees in Political Science and Chinese from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2021, Jordan began his investigative work by conducting in-depth analysis of political structures, policies, and elections. He subsequently expanded his research to include public safety and domestic security threats. His journalism has been published in MinnPost, the Honolulu Star Advertiser, and Pine Knot News, and he has provided intelligence reports to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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