Celebrities lend their voices to pro-Palestine protest in Karachi

Published 20 May, 2021 03:14pm

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Ayesha Omar, Mahira Khan, Sheheryar Munawwar and Anoushey Ashraf were among those who joined the demonstration.

The people of Karachi stood in solidarity with the people of Palestine on Wednesday as they gathered outside the Karachi Press Club.

The protest was attended by thousands of people, including a number of well-known personalities.

Many spoke about ethnic cleansing, war crimes and the terrorism Israel was subjecting unarmed Palestinians to, marching for their freedom and right to a peaceful life in their homeland.

Their placards made a point.

Many celebrities, including Mahira Khan, Sanam Jung, Sheheryar Munawar and Anoushey Ashraf, joined the protest.

"We pray for the ones departed. We pray for the families suffering. We pray for this nightmare to end. We pray, protest and raise our voices for the world to sit up and to put enough pressure to stop this genocide," Ayesha Omar said at the protest.

Nadia Hussain claimed Israeli products should be banned. She also clarified that not every Jewish person was cruel and supportive of Zionism and oppression.

Activist and lawyer Jibran Nasir spoke about why protesting against the atrocities was both important and crucial for global media attention and support.

He also reminded a sensitive crowd why rape jokes were vile, violent and never acceptable, explaining his reasons for tearing up a protester's placard and reminding the boy why we needed to collectively do better.

"Some protesters at KPC today looked visibly disturbed watching me from a distance grab a poster, tear it apart and give an earful to the guy holding it. I support freedom of expression but there is no justification for a rape joke at any protest against any person/country/entity," he exclaimed.

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