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Elissar Khalek

Occupy AIPAC Photo Essay

[Police officers outside the Occupy AIPAC protests in Washington, DC. Image from author.]

Sunday, March 4th was an action-packed day for Occupy AIPAC. From the early hours of the morning, protesters occupied the streets surrounding the convention center to greet conference attendees with signs, chants, artwork, song and dance, and in several instances, attempts to start a dialogue. Despite several hostile encounters with both AIPAC conference attendees and police officers, Occupy AIPAC seemed to only pick up momentum as the day progressed. In what was perhaps the ...

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Elissar Khalek is an activist, writer, and photographer. She has been active in the social justice movement since her teenage years. Elissar is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she obtained her BA in Political Science.