Pro-Palestine demonstrators hit streets in Nashville

By: and - May 24, 2021 6:37 am
On Friday, a group of pro-Palestine demonstrators moves down Nashville's 7th Ave. en route to the Tennessee Capitol. (Photo: John Partipilo)

On Friday, a group of pro-Palestine demonstrators moves down Nashville’s 7th Ave. en route to the Tennessee Capitol. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Hundreds of Tennesseans marched through the streets of downtown Nashville on Friday night to support Palestine and protest treatment of Palestinian civilians in the recent Israel-Palestine conflict.

Many of the approximately 800 attendees were of Palestinian descent.

“We will sacrifice our blood and souls for Palestine,” was a refrain chanted by marchers in Arabic through the event.

The even was the second held by Palestinian activists in Nashville over the last week, with a vigil being held Tuesday night.

After 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian resistance group Hamas declared a cease fire that went into effect on Friday.

Photojournalist John Partipilo attended the demonstration and captured the scenes.

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John Partipilo
John Partipilo

Working as a photojournalist for 40 years, Partipilo has won awards such as NPPA Best of Photojournalism and nominated for two Pulitzers. His photography has also been featured in national and international publications. Most importantly Partipilo’s work is about people — people in their different environments and people in their different stages of life. That’s the heart of his work. To him people are so important, because they all have a unique story.

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