Flashmob in Usdan, Students Demand Justice for Accused Immigrant Rights Activist

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Around 12:30 today, there was a flashmob in Usdan in support of Rasmea Odeh, the prominent Chicago area immigrants’ rights activist jailed by US authorities late last month. Students involved performed a rendition of traditional Palestinian folk dance and distributed fliers. Some members from Students for Justice in Palestine were among the flash mobbers. The action comes after the involved students tabled in Usdan yesterday, collecting signatures for a petition demanding the charges against Odeh be dropped.

The 67 year old US citizen is accused of falsifying a line on her immigration form over 20 years ago. She fled Palestine after allegedly suffering rape and torture at the hands of the Israeli military in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Her trial will begin in Detroit tomorrow.

See pictures of the action below:

Pictures and video courtesy of Xinyu Zhu ’16 and Gabriel Rosenberg ’16

3 thoughts on “Flashmob in Usdan, Students Demand Justice for Accused Immigrant Rights Activist

  1. The Lord Protector

    To all Citizens of the Commonwealth,

    To all of you who participated in these great actions, and who haven’t been elevated to the title of Knighthood, I hereby declare you Knights of the Commonwealth. Thank you for your hard work and for bringing this issue into light. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere and Delta Mu Tao knows this very well. As Knights of the Commonwealth your responsibilities will include mass agitation of students, mass agitation of issues on campus, and protection of the commonwealth by all means necessary. Congratulations on your new titles and keep up your good work.

    One commonwealth, one people, one society,

    Sincerely,

    The Lord Protector,
    Founder of Delta Mu Tao and Sponsor of the Wesleyan Parliament

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