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Protestors call for ceasefire in Gaza on December 11, 2023.

Palestine protest

Protestors call for ceasefire in Gaza on December 11, 2023.

Chicago-area businesses, schools respond to call for global Gaza solidarity strike

More than 200 businesses and eight schools in the Chicago area closed Monday to join a global strike calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Protestors call for ceasefire in Gaza on December 11, 2023.

   

The local action came a day before the 193-member UN General Assembly was set to take a non-binding vote on whether to call for a ceasefire and three days after the U.S. vetoed a resolution in the UN Security Council to demand a ceasefire.

Reset hears from three people involved in the strike and a local rally in Bridgeview.

GUESTS: Deanna Othman, media coordinator, American Muslims for Palestine Chicago

Manal Abdellatif, elementary teacher, Meadow Ridge in Orland School District 135

Luaey Abdelrasoul, co-owner, Holy Buckets Halal Chicken and Pizza

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