WICHITA, Kansas – Several Muslim groups united to protest the war in Gaza, a protest that’s happening all over the country today.
Thousands of Palestinians are fleeing their homes in Gaza, accompanied by sounds of bombs and explosions.
Thousands of miles away, there are no missiles or bombs, but a peaceful walk by several local Muslim groups, like the Islamic Society of Wichita and Wichita State University Muslim Student Association.
Protesting what they consider a massacre of life in the ongoing military action in Gaza and the escalating ground offensive by Israeli troops.
“As Americans, we would like our government to take some action and make a halt to the violence immediately,” said protester Hussam Madi
Marching down Rock Road towards 29th street, they say it is only right for them to do something, because in Islam, their silence counts as a lethal crime.
More than 400 people have been killed and about 35 thousand have been displaced in the nearly two week conflict.
“You do have many families that do have people that are living in Gaza and would like have real concern for their families and some have already lost some of their relatives,” said Madi.
Following the protest, the group released balloons in the colors of the Palestinian flag to honor those who died.