Pro-Israel Protestors Gather on Highway 24 Overpass to Demand Return of Hostages

LAFAYETTE, CALIFORNIA – Daily for the last week, a group of pro-Israel protesters has gathered on an overpass above Highway 24 in the eastbound direction in Lafayette, California, during rush hour, to demand the return of 240 hostages held by the terrorist organization Hamas.

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On the evening of November 15th, the Bay Area Telegraph observed a group of protesters standing on the overpass, holding signs reading “Kidnapped” and “Bring Them Home.” Several of the protesters also held Israeli flags.

The protest appears to be peaceful and did not appear to disrupt traffic flow below. The overpass has been a popular location for protesters for a variety of causes over the last several years.

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According to a source who spoke to the Bay Area Telegraph, a person displaying a Palestinian flag parked below the overpass during the Wednesday night protest.

The overpass protest is part of a national and local movement that includes advocacy events such as the placement of empty Shabbat tables in local parks demanding the return of the hostages, as well as a record-setting march on Washington in support of Israel that occurred this week that reportedly bring in nearly 300,000 people.

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

One Comment

  1. Pro Israel rallies are more like festive public gatherings that are anything but a public menace. The other side, mmmmm not so much as people who commute on the Bay bridge this morning can attest to. A peaceful pro hamas rally, now wouldn’t that be a site?

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