Stop the Genocide screened during Roger Waters' concert in Uruguay

Ati Metwaly , Thursday 23 Nov 2023

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd took the stage in Uruguay last week donning a Kufiyyah calling for an end to the Israeli genocide in Gaza.

Roger Waters


During his concert in Uruguay, the jumbotron screened "Stop the Genocide" and showed pictures from Palestinian buildings in rubble, with people and children amongst them.

The concert is part of the “This is Not a Drill” tour that took off in July in the US and continues until early December 2023 with concerts in North and Latin Americas.

The British musician and songwriter is known for his strong pro-Palestinian stances, often openly condemning Israel for its decades-long occupation of Palestine and wars on its people. 

Often accused of anti-Semitism and mysoginism, his opinions often lead him to conflicts with a variety of authorities, with some voices calling for the cancellation of his concerts.

Shortly before Waters' concerts in Argentina and Uruguay, many hotels have reportedly refused to accommodate the musician, accusing him of anti-Semitism.

Most recently, Waters expressed his stance in Pagina 12, an Argentinian paper, saying, "I have not had a single anti-Semitic thought in my entire life" and underscoring that his criticism was "of the Israeli government's actions."

More than 14,300 Palestinians, including over 5,840 children, have been killed in Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip since the start of the war on 7 October.

At least 33,000 have been wounded.

More than 6,800 are still missing or presumed dead under the rubble, many of them children.

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