The Freedom Rider protest was patterned after—yes you guessed it—the Freedom Riders who pioneered the Civil Rights movement in the American South in the 1960s. The event consisted of a group of Palestinians boarding a public bus in the Occupied West Bank and attempting to ride it to Jerusalem, this in an effort to call attention to Israel’s segregated system of transportation, a system that includes roads that have been built for Jews only. You can view more photos of the event here. Below are two articles, the first by Jo Ann Fricke of Christian Peacemaker Teams, three of whose members accompanied the Palestinians on their momentous but abbreviated bus ride. The second is by independent journalist Mya Guarnieri, one of a cluster of reporters who covered the event.
River to Sea Uprooted Palestinian