On May 15, 2021, the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba (the Catastrophe), hundreds of militant mass protests were held worldwide to stand with the Palestinian people and their heroic resistance to the Zionist occupiers. This included 17 cities across Canada and Quebec from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Courtenay, BC. In London, England, organizers said at least 100,000 people protested. In Paris, France and Berlin, Germany demonstrators were brutally dispersed by police using water canons. In Greece, protests were held in Athens while a hundred Greek unions demanded that the crimes against the people of Palestine STOP NOW. A group of Lebanese youth with Palestinian flags climbed the border wall with Gaza to show their solidarity.
Despite the so-called ceasefire, demonstrations continued on May 21. Over 200,000 demonstrated in London — the biggest protest in support of Palestine ever. In New York. For the first time there has not been a single Zionist demonstration in support of Israel in Canada or United States. In New York, over 100,000 Jews demonstrated against Israel.
Dockworkers in the South African port city of Durban have refused to offload cargo from an Israeli ship cargo to Israel’s Zim Integrated Shipping, following a call from the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions. The development comes just days after dockworkers in the Italian city of Livorno refused to load an arms shipment onto the Asiatic Island, another ship belonging to the Israeli company Zim. The L’Unione Sindacale di Base (USB) trade union said in a statement that the port would not be an accomplice in the massacre of Palestinians as the cargo contained weapons and explosives that could be used to kill the Palestinian population.