BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- The recent conflicts between Israel and Palestine lead on campus organizations to host ‘March for Palestine’ on Friday, May 14.
Recent LSU graduate, Saida Mizyed’s mother and siblings live in a hotspot of danger in Palestine.
“I am very scared,” she said.
Abdel, an LSU junior also has family overseas. His grandmother is still in Palestine and hasn’t found a way to contact her in a month.
“Me being a US citizen i can’t go to Palestine due to the occupation, there will be no possible way to there so I just lost all contact with them for right now,” he said.
The students are calling on the Baton Rouge community to educate themselves on the history and consider their call to action — boycotts, divestment and sanctions.
“Palestinians don’t have the financial, social, political means to defend themselves, again because of the lack of centralized government,” Mizyed.
Dozens showed up to the March in support of peace.
Two members of the LSU Jewish Student Association also attended Friday’s march.
“Nobody deserves pain and suffering no matter what side,” said Claire Neal, LSU Jewish Student Association.
The LSU Students for Justice in Palestine demand an end to colonization of all Arab lands, recognize the rights of Arab-Palestine’s citizens and respect refuges to return to their homes.