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Communist Ecuadorians back protests in U.S. for Palestine

Quito, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador´s young communists on Thursday expressed their strong support for mobilizations by university students in the United States in solidarity with Palestine.

In statements to Prensa Latina, Dagmar Arico, leader of the Communist Party of Ecuador, claimed the protests in the United States, particularly those that criticize social, economic or foreign policy policies, find resonance in Ecuador.

Like the U.S. students, the Communist Youth of Ecuador (YCE) condemns Washington’s support “for what is seen as apartheid and genocide,” said Arico.

For JCE, she stressed, international solidarity is a fundamental pillar in struggling against oppression in all its forms and, from such a perspective, solidarity is not limited to rhetorical support, but implies joint and coordinated action.

The JCE leader argues that injustices, such as those experienced by the Palestinian population, require a global response, as systems of power and oppression are often interconnected through economic, military and geopolitical policies.

A statement of support for the protests in the U.S. was recently circulated on social media, “a courageous action that resonates with our ongoing struggle against oppression in all its forms and our unwavering commitment to the Palestinian cause.”

In addition to issuing solidarity statements, the JCE organizes mobilizations to raise social and political awareness within Ecuador regarding the Palestinian cause, Arico said.

These activities include coordinating educational events that inform about the history and current developments of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, fundraising to directly support affected communities, and collaborations with other organizations to conduct lobbying campaigns.

Since mid-April, hundreds of young people have been

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