A Philly-based group is planning a demonstration outside of WHYY’s studio at Independence Mall Thursday afternoon to protest what it has called a “media suppression of Palestinian resistance” in the coverage of Israel’s ongoing war with Hamas.
The Philly Palestine Coalition’s rally — labeled as “All eyes on Palestine” and scheduled from noon until 1:30 p.m. — was described as “targeting local, liberal news outlets for their intentional media blackout on Palestinian voices & biased pro-Israeli narrative” in the coverage of the Israel-Hamas war, according to an Instagram post promoting the event. The protesters plan to march from WHYY down Independence Mall to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s headquarters.
Tanya Little with the Philadelphia Police Department’s Office of Public Affairs said in an email that PPD was aware of the protest and will have the Civil Affairs Unit on site monitoring the rally. PPD could not confirm how many people were expected to attend.