BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — In Bakersfield and around the country rallies were held Friday in support of the Palestinian people.
About 200 people were part of a demonstration Friday evening at the corner of Stockdale Highway and California Avenue in southwest Bakersfield. They were there to support the Palestinians.
“We condemn the genocide, the ethnic cleansing, the demolition of homes and properties, the seizure of the land. We also condemn the unlimited unconditional support of United States to Israel,” Sayed Rashed of the Islamic Center of Bakersfield said.
Friday’s protest remained peaceful.
A rally in support of Israel is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Bell in front of the courthouse at Chester and Truxtun avenues from noon to 1 p.m.