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Pro-Palestinian billboards are popping up in Los Angeles

by Aron Chilewich

2 weeks ago

An Ads Against Apartheid billboard in Los Angeles. Photo by Ryan E. Smith

More than 30 billboards displaying the late Nelson Mandela’s image and a quote from him supporting Palestinian rights have sprung up across Los Angeles.

The campaign, which began locally... read full article

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