'We're all Palestinians, we're all Gazans': Peaceful march held in Senegalese capital Dakar

Hundreds of Senegalese gathered in support of Palestine in Dakar on Monday, for an event called the Peaceful March which was organized by African Conflict Mediation, Management and Resolution (AMGRC).

Footage shows the Palestine supporters marching, carrying flags and placards, while chanting 'Liberate Palestine.'

"We are here to say no to the massacre of Palestinians, to say no to war crimes, to say no to crimes against humanity. Crimes against humanity affect us as human beings. That means that when we are speaking today, we're all Palestinians, we're all Gazans," said Alioune Tine, Human Rights activist.

In recent months, Senegal's support for Palestine has intensified with the arrival of new leaders in the country, with President Bassirou Diomaye Faye and his Prime Minister Ousmane Sonko taking a stand against the war in Palestine.

"I think that Senegalese people mobilizing here shows that Africa is not indifferent to what is happening in Palestine and is determined to act towards a ceasefire as soon as possible and oppose impunity with all these massacres. War crimes and crimes against humanity cannot go unpunished. We call on the international community to support the ICC's prosecutor Khan so that all the investigations are carried out, everything comes out and those responsible are punished and sentenced," Alioune Tine added.

"A map has been released which shows that Europe and the United States are the only places that don't recognize Palestine, everyone else in the world does except Australia. They continue to not recognize Palestine. Senegal recognized Palestine before 1988, it was among the first countries to do so," said Valerie, a French citizen residing in Senegal.

(Source: AFP)

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