By Azania Post Reporter
DISREGARD cold weather, thousands of people in US marched to protest against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital city of Israel.
Reports say most of them managed to march for hours with temperature of six degree below zero on the state of Chicago until they reached Israel’s consulate general office.
The demonstrators gathered in front of the Federal Plaza, carrying the giant Palestinian flag and placards written, "Jerusalem, Red Line", "U.S. and Israel, pull your hand off Jerusalem" and "Trump / Pence regime must go”.
Following the speeches, the group marched through the main street chanting slogans "Freedom for Palestine", "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine, not of Israel " and "Donald Trump should go."
The demonstration, which was staged amid intense security measures, ended without incident.
Trump on Wednesday announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, despite widespread international opposition.
He also told the U.S. State Department to begin preparations for relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The dramatic shift in Washington’s Jerusalem policy triggered demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq and other Muslim countries.