Addie Mahdavi

Shut It Down 4 Palestine protesters block traffic in downtown Brattleboro on Dec. 23.

Action opposing military support of Gaza war shut down ‘business as usual’

Protesters chanting, "Ceasefire now," "Shut it down," and "No more money for Israel's crimes," closed off Brattleboro's Main Street for more than an hour on Saturday, Dec. 23, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

After a brief rally in a small downtown square, the group moved into Main Street, where about a dozen activists blocked traffic with signs and images of babies killed in Gaza, while some 50 people lined the sidewalk chanting and singing in support of an end to Israel's assault on Gaza.

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