Vigil from Berlin to NYC in Solidarity with Kayed (VIDEO)

24 Jul
9:08 AM

Protesters gathered in New York City on Friday, 22 July to demand freedom for Bilal Kayed and all Palestinian prisoners. Kayed, on hunger strike since 15 June, is demanding his release from administrative detention without charge or trial. He has refused all supplements, vitamins, salt or medical examinations and has consumed only water for the entire time; he is currently held in Barzilai Hospital, shackled hand and foot to his hospital bed.

Kayed was scheduled to be released after 14.5 years in Israeli prison on 13 June 2016; instead he was ordered to six indefinitely renewable months of imprisonment without charge on the basis of secret evidence.

Hundreds of Kayed’s fellow prisoners have joined in the protest movement inside Israeli jails; the Palestinian Prisoners’ Movement, representing all of the major Palestinian political parties, pledged support for his protest. Dozens have joined a collective open hunger strike, pledging to refuse food until Kayed is free.

In New York City, this is the third Samidoun protest in solidarity with Kayed’s strike.

In Berlin’s Hermannplatz, on Friday, 22 July, candles lit the evening  as the Democratic Palestine Committees organized a vigil in solidarity with Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed, on hunger strike since 15 June, demanding freedom.

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The event in Berlin comes as part of global days of solidarity with Kayed’s struggle for freedom. Families with children joined the vigil, as did Palestine solidarity activists, organizers for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS), and representatives of various Palestinian organizations, including the Palestinian Association of Germany and the Palestinian Community of Germany.

The event in Berlin comes as part of global days of solidarity with Kayed’s struggle for freedom. Families with children joined the vigil, as did Palestine solidarity activists, organizers for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS), and representatives of various Palestinian organizations, including the Palestinian Association of Germany and the Palestinian Community of Germany.

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