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Human rights protest held in Durham

Posted June 3, 2010

— Dozens of demonstrators upset about Israel's policies in Gaza took over a Triangle intersection on Thursday evening.

A silent human rights protest happened on Main and Gregson streets in Durham.

The demonstration was in response to the recent Israeli Commando raid on a Flotilla carrying aid to Gaza.

Supporters of the group, Jews for Just Peace, made their point with banners and cardboard signs.

A handful of counter-demonstrators showed their support for Israel by holding up the Israeli Flag.


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  • jsnichol Jun 4, 2010

    they reported 10 Israeli commandos were inured in the raid. So either the aid workers were Chuck Norris and friends or they just might not have been aid workers...

    which is more plausable?

  • ifcdirector Jun 4, 2010

    Oh you mean the peaceful law abiding muslims who beat the daylights out of the soldiers with metal bars and chairs? Liberals are amazing and very dangerous people. Look at who they elected to our government for more prime examples.

  • NCPictures Jun 4, 2010

    Who is attacking whom here: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DgYjkLUcbJWo%26playnext_from%3DTL%26videos%3Do7EYKSvCa6g%26feature%3Dsub&h=58265

  • jp11 Jun 4, 2010

    Go IDF. Next time sink the terrorist ship. And if the Turkish navy shows up in Israeli waters to protect or intimidate the IDF sink them, too.
    These ships knew they would be searched and this was the 5th or 6th one. A number of these terrorists made Martyr videos, shown on Al-Jazerra TV, saying they wanted to die trying to kill Jews. Well done martyrs. Now we need about 200 million more (10% of Muslims are radical).
    Oh, 10,000, or so, rockets from Gazza, into Israel is fully justified as the homicide bombers must be. Obumbler had better not keep the anti-Jew comments up. Oh, that's right - is book says he will side with the Muslims when he has to.
    Who is trying to kill all Americans (the West), not Christians (real), not Buddhists, not Jews. Oh that's right - Muslims.
    We need our own oil mined so we can dump the Mideast; 85% of US oil comes from Canada and Mexico.
    Like I said; go IDF.

  • NCPictures Jun 4, 2010

    Sooo where were these protestors when Gaza was lobbing rockets into Israel? Also why is there never any mention that Egypt is blockading Gaza as well?

  • Morrisville Jun 4, 2010

    Might I ask what is going to be done by protesting here on a street corner in American going to do for things that happen across the world. Nothing.