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Mapping Shireen Abu Akleh solidarity protests

Mapping Shireen Abu Akleh solidarity protests

Dozens of protests have taken place across the globe after Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli forces on May 11.

Demonstrators around the world have taken to the streets to protest against the killing of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Abu Akleh, 51, was fatally shot on May 11 when Israeli forces opened fire on journalists reporting on raids in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.



Following Abu Akleh’s death, a number of international organisations including the United Nations called for an independent investigation, while people gathered in cities such as London to condemn the killing and to protest against the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

The map and list below show the locations where sizeable protests have occurred. It will be updated as more protests take place.


Cities where protests have taken place:

Amman, Amsterdam, Auckland, Baghdad, Beirut, Belfast, Bethlehem, Birmingham, Bonn, Chicago, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gaza City, Haifa, Hebron, Idlib, Istanbul, Jenin, Karachi, Khartoum, Krakow, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Mogadishu, Nablus, New Delhi, New York, Oslo, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, Toulouse, Tunis, and Washington, DC.

A protestor holds photo of slain Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 15, 2022 in the Bay Ridge neighbourhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 


A protester holds a picture of slain Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh during a demonstration in front of the Israeli embassy to support Palestinians, in Athens on May 16, 2022.


A Palestinian woman holds a poster of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during a rally to mark the 74th anniversary of the Nakba or ‘catastrophe’, in the occupied West Bank town of Ramallah on May 15, 2022


A rally in central London for the murdered Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.


A Jewish man holds an image of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 15, 2022 in the Bay Ridge neighbourhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City.


A man writes a message for the Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during a memorial and rally in her honour outside The New York Times office building, in New York, US, 13 May 2022.


A youth beats a drum while students carry a mock coffin during a symbolic funeral for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, as others wave their national flags at al-Azhar University in Mughraqa, central Gaza Strip, May 16, 2022.

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