Several tens of people gathered in Vilnius on Monday to protest against Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip.
Palestine
© Sipa / Scanpix

The protest was staged outside Israel's embassy in the Lithuanian capital more than a week after demonstrations in the territory ended in an outbreak of violence.

The protesters carried Palestinian flags and held posters expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and urging Israel to stop aggression.

"We don't agree with the killings by Israel in Gaza and the West Bank. We disagree with the absolutely disproportionate use of force," Andrius Mažeika, the organizer of the protest, told BNS.

"We support the Palestinians in their striving for freedom and see certain parallels with our striving for freedom when we separated from the Soviet Union," he added.

Israel has faced international criticism after 58 people Palestinians were killed amid protests in Gaza against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

Lithuania last week also called on the Jewish state to adequately use force against Palestinian protesters.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Kaunas invites to experience magic of contemporary circus

“ Cirkuliacija ” is inviting everyone for a festive experience that is accessible, interesting and...

The European Night of Museums in Kaunas: what to wait

Since 2011, the International Council of Museums has been sponsoring The European Night of Museums...

Lithuanian pavilion at Venice Biennale gets top reward

Lithuania's pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale features an artificial beach where "vacationers"...

Lithuanian pavilion opens at Venice Biennale

Lithuania's pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale features an artificial beach where "vacationers"...

Exhibition of world-recognised Litvak artist will be opened in his hometown

In 1932, Arbit Blatas opened the first private gallery in the Baltics in Kaunas . On May 11, the...