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France: Pro-Palestine protesters defy ban with rally in Lyon01:25

France: Pro-Palestine protesters defy ban with rally in Lyon

France, lyon
July 23, 2014 at 17:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 1,000 Pro-Palestine protesters gathered in front of Lyon’s iconic Hotel de Ville on Wednesday, to rally peacefully against the government ban on demonstrations in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

At the end of the rally, protesters lay in the ground wearing clothes covered in red paint to commemorate the hundreds of Palestinians who have recently died in the Gaza strip.

No arrests were reported during the rally. A moment of tension occurred between police and a group of protesters but was peacefully contained by security forces at the site.

France: Pro-Palestine protesters defy ban with rally in Lyon01:25
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Around 1,000 Pro-Palestine protesters gathered in front of Lyon’s iconic Hotel de Ville on Wednesday, to rally peacefully against the government ban on demonstrations in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

At the end of the rally, protesters lay in the ground wearing clothes covered in red paint to commemorate the hundreds of Palestinians who have recently died in the Gaza strip.

No arrests were reported during the rally. A moment of tension occurred between police and a group of protesters but was peacefully contained by security forces at the site.

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