American Actress Cynthia Nixon & Activists’ Hunger Strike Rattles D.C., Urging Biden For Gaza Ceasefire
Since Monday, standing outside the White House with banners and a spirit of solidarity, American actress Cynthia Nixon as well as several state lawmakers and Palestinian rights supporters began a still ongoing five-day hunger strike. Nixon joined the strike for a duration of 2-days as she needed to return to New York on Tuesday for work commitments. The strike is all in an effort to urge US President Joe Biden for a Gaza ceasefire and an end to the ongoing violence and destruction that plagued Palestine since October 7.
In a personal plea to the president, Nixon spoke out, “I would like to make a personal plea to a president who has, himself, experienced such devastating personal loss, to connect with that empathy for which he is so well known and to look at the children of Gaza and imagine that they were his children.”
In this 5 day strike, Nixon was joined by five US politicians including Delaware state representative Madinah Wilson-Anton, New York representative Zohran Mamdani, Oklahoma representative Maureen Turner, Virginia representative Sam Rasoul and Michigan representative Abraham Aiyash.
“I am sick and tired of people explaining this away by saying that civilian casualties are a routine toll of war,” Nixon said during her speech. The actress is back in New York but she hopes that the strike will bring to attention how the ongoings in Gaza are in a way acceptable and must come to an end.