– On 19 January, 50 CPTers and supporters carried cardboard coffins covered
with Palestinian flags through downtown Chicago, dramatizing Boeing’s deadly
connection to Israel’s recent offensive in Gaza. Chicago
police arrested four of the mourners when they knelt to pray beside the coffins
placed at the front door of Boeing Headquarters.
Boeing makes the GBU-39 small diameter
bombs and the Apache helicopters used by the Israeli military during its recent
war on Gaza. More
than 1300 Palestinians, mostly women and children, lost their lives, and
thousands more were injured when bombs fell on neighborhoods, schools,
hospitals and UN food warehouses.
CPTers in training organized the witness.