Huge Protests in Hebron Ahead of UN Bid for Statehood

21 September 2011

Wednesday 21st September: PSP today joined tens of thousands of demonstrators on the streets of Hebron to show support for the Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN this week.

With all local schools closed for the day, children and youths from across the Hebron district descended on the city, joined by thousands of other demonstrators, and numerous youth organisations, including the Palestinian Boy Scouts.

Major streets in the center of the city were packed for the colorful and vibrant march, while demonstrators danced, sang, and chanted for an end to the occupation, and in support of a Palestinian state.

Amongst the crowds, PSP saw at least one human pyramid, and a clown making balloon animals for passing children.

Protests of a similar size took place across the West Bank today, as Palestinians prepare for their bid for statehood at the UN.