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On Sunday July 20th, in response to the latest incursion by Israeli forces into the Gaza Strip, protests erupted world wide on every continent and in many countries out of outrage for the current West Bank Israeli incursion.

There was a spirited Sunday protest at the Federal Building on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles of about 3000 people that was fervent and mildly disruptive to traffic. This was the second protest in two weeks with the first rally resulting in some clashes between Israeli and Palestinian activists ending in four arrests and one homeland security officer discharging a firearm into the air.

The crowd was overwhelmingly family centered with many children, parents, grandparents and extended relatives all marching together down Wilshire Boulevard to the Israeli Consulate. There were Jewish protesters carrying signs against the Israeli action and surprisingly no counter pro Israel protests.

People protested who had been directly affected by the invasion such as Abir El Zawidi who lost five family members.

Full story and picture galleries: Los Angeles Joins World Wide Protest Against Israeli Aggression by Robert Stuart Lowden | Story and photos: Protest Israeli Shelling of Gaza by Johnk

Newer coverage by Robert Stuart Lowden : L.A Supports August 2nd International Gaza Protest Photoset 1 | L.A Supports August 2nd International Gaza Protest Photoset 2 | L.A Supports August 2nd International Gaza Protest Photoset 3 | L.A Supports August 2nd International Gaza Protest Photoset 4

Audio: "Israel's Most Important Source of Capital: California" discussion on Pacifica's Letters and Politics (8-26-14)



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