Participants of the Oakland chapter of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ voted on Wednesday to support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The vote, which took place during a ‘General Assembly’ meeting, yielded nearly-unanimous results in favor of joining the BDS movement with 135 Yes votes, 1 No vote, and 12 abstentions.
One longtime anti-Israel activist and current Occupy Oakland participant said that “most people thought the main thing was to make a statement in support of justice for Palestine, and that’s what they did.” Still, the activist admitted, it wasn’t “entirely clear what [the proposal] was asking of the GA.”
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