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Roger Waters Visits UN to Speak in Support of Palestine

Image courtesy of UN Photo/Evan Schneider (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of UN Photo/Evan Schneider (via ABC News Radio)

Roger Waters was among the guest speakers at the United Nations in New York City on Thursday who were on hand to voice their support of Palestine.  The rock legend's U.N. appearance took place in conjunction with a meeting that's held each year on November 29, which has been designated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

The ex- Pink Floyd singer/bassist serves as a representative of the Russell Tribunal, an international nonprofit group that condemns Israel's oppressive policies toward Palestinians.  In his speech, which lasted about 25 minutes, Waters not only lambasted Israel but criticized the U.N. itself. A video of Waters' entire speech can be viewed online.

Later on Thursday, members of the UN voted to upgrade Palestine's status to a non-member observer State, which is viewed as a step toward independent statehood.

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