A group of demonstrators gathered on Friday, November 3, in front of the Meta (Facebook) headquarters to protest against owner Mark Zuckerberg and Meta's content censorship related to Palestine on social platforms in the United States.
The demonstrators do not want to give up their fight for the right to speak and the truth.
The demonstrators, in Menlo Park, California, carried banners and Palestinian flags, chanting slogans like "You can't hide that we accuse you of genocide." They also expressed condemnation of recent actions by the US government and called for the cessation of assistance to Israel.
The Israeli military has intensified air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip since Hamas launched a surprise offensive on October 7.
Mark Zuckerberg: Waiting for his response
It will be interesting to see what kind of response will follow from Mark Zuckerberg, who obviously does not have the support of many in the USA.
Meta tries to be strict and they have their own policies that have been followed since the beginning of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. However, such a policy is met with disapproval from citizens. The people who came out to the protest advocate freedom of speech, and believe that the opinion of those who are supporters of Palestine should be respected.
The situation in Palestine is increasingly chaotic and there are no indications that this conflict could end soon. Israel is angry with Hamas and their actions, and it seems that they are not choosing ways to take revenge.
In a situation like this, the biggest victims are children and civilians. Protests in support of Palestine have been a significant and recurring global phenomenon, reflecting widespread concern over the ongoing conflict. While these demonstrations serve as a means for people to voice their solidarity with the Palestinian cause, their immediate impact on the situation remains to be seen.
The hope is that these demonstrations, combined with diplomatic efforts and international engagement, can contribute to a more peaceful future.