On December 19, approximately 250 Mennonites, Palestinians and others gathered in Waterloo’s City Hall to call on Member of Parliament Bardish Chagger to publicly support an immediate and sustainable ceasefire in Gaza. The event was organized for the Mennonite Day of Action for a ceasefire, organized by Mennonite Action.
Members of Palestine Solidarity KW staged a “die in” protest representing those killed in Gaza, while the remaining protesters sang hymns of peace and listened to stories, prayers and poetry of local residents with connections to Palestine.
The event was one of 41 coordinated protests led by Mennonites across Canada and the US. MP Chagger, a Liberal, did not meet with the protesters.