Free Palestine march ahead of Oscars in Los Angeles

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A Free Palestine march calling for a ceasefire in Gaza is set to hit Los Angeles tomorrow ahead of the 2024 Oscars.

Writers Against the War on Gaza LA (WAWOG), Filmworkers for Palestine, SAG-AFTRA for a Ceasefire, and others have called for the protest, a group of organizers, artists and filmmakers. During a genocide!”

Organizers say they expect hundreds of people to rally, march, block and disrupt as they demand an immediate and permanent ceasefire. They are also calling for an end to what they say is the “blockade of Gaza and occupation of Palestine”.

Film Workers for Palestine shared a statement on Instagram Jewish Voice for Peace, along with the LA chapter, called on people to meet at the Cinema Dome at 1 p.m. Sunday for the march.

“We will not be swayed by the entertainment industry,” the post's caption read. “We will continue to call for a permanent cease-fire and the liberation of Palestine. We will rally and take to the streets to refuse to turn a blind eye to this continuing genocide! Cease-fire now!”

Sunday is not only the Academy Awards, but also the first day of Ramadan, a holiday for the majority of Gazans. This is the day Israel begins Rafa's ground invasionA small town in the southern Gaza Strip where more than a million Palestinians have been forced to shelter.

News of the Oscar march follows an Israel-Hamas war protest outside the 2024 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on February 25. Protesters outside the tent chanted pre-recorded slogans such as “Free Palestine” into a megaphone. “Long Live Palestine” and “Ceasefire Now”

According to The New York Times, Earlier this week, Los Angeles Police Department Commander Randy Goddard announced he would increase security at this year's awards ceremony after hearing rumblings of protests.

“Our goal will be to ensure that the Academy Awards are a success and that guests arrive and enter the arena safely,” said Goddard, who leads the administration of the Oscars department. “But, also, we're going to try very hard to communicate with groups when they show up and create an expectation that we're the police to support your First Amendment constitutional rights.”

The Hollywood Reporter The LAPD has been reached out for comment. The academy declined to comment.

This won't be the first year Hollywood's biggest night takes place in the midst of a divisive battle. The 2003 Oscars Three days after the US invaded Iraq and weeks after stars like Matt Damon, George Clooney, Jessica Lange and Helen Hunt signed on, President George W. It urged Bush not to attack the country.

Presenters bowed out at the last minute; Nominees chose not to attend; Attending guests did not stick to the red carpet and were asked to wear dark, more modest clothing; The night was filled with comments on the war from the likes of Adrien Brody, Nicole Kidman and Chris Cooper.

Similarly, today celebrities are speaking openly about the Israel-Hamas war, with many calling for an October ceasefire, just weeks after the initial act of terror. Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Oscar Isaac, Quinta Brunson, Ayo Edebiri, Cate Blanchett, Hassan Minhaj, Jeremy Strong and Joaquin Phoenix signed a letter calling for an “immediate ceasefire and ceasefire in Gaza and Israel”. Lives are lost.”

During the conversation with THR Ahead of the 96th annual Academy Awards, Oscars TV host Raj Kapoor spoke about how he and his fellow producers are preparing for possible protests or disruptions on Sunday.

“There are a lot of projects and hundreds of people involved in those kinds of decisions,” he said. “There's a formal plan, but ultimately, there are some people who make major decisions in a very short period of time if something happens. There's a lot of thought that goes into every part of this show. That's why it's the Oscars. That's why it's a global show, because every detail is really thought out ahead of time.”

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