Protesters swarm Eurovision objecting to Israel’s involvement

Pro-Palestinian protesters amassed during the Eurovision song contest this week in Malmo, Sweden, asking for a ceasefire in Gaza and demonstrating against the involvement of Israel on Thursday.

Thousands of protesters chanted, “Eurovision shame on you! Blood is on your hands too!” and marched through the streets during the run-up to the semifinals of the contest, according to the Washington Post.

Israel’s entrant into the contest is singer Eden Golan, who will perform the song “Hurricane” at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday during the contest’s semifinals. During a dress rehearsal, protesters shouted “Free Palestine!” at Golan and booed.

Protesters hold a banner during a pro-Palestinian demonstration for excluding Israel from Eurovision ahead of the second semifinal at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden, on Thursday, May 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Sweden has been preparing for the protests, according to
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