Thousands of people took part in demonstrations in support of Palestinians around the world on Saturday following the ceasefire between Palestinians and Israelis.
There have been protests in Paris, particularly in Place de la République and other French cities, which have developed without incident after police used tear gas and water cannons last week to disperse a pro-Palestinian protest, despite authorities had forbidden this type of act.
In Germany, hundreds of people have gathered in Berlin, Frankfurt, Gießen and Leipzig to demonstrate their support for the Palestinians. In the German capital, the police reported that 500 people registered and that these happened peacefully.
Protesters waved Palestinian flags and “Free Palestine” signs were burned, some Israeli flags were burned, anti-Semitic slogans were shouted, and there were even skirmishes between police and protesters, according to the DPA agency.
Organizations have also estimated that 180,000 people have gathered in central London to demonstrate their support for Palestine in what could be the largest demonstration for the cause, according to The Guardian.
In the past few hours in the United States, according to CNN, more than 90 protests have been organized in New York, Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Portland in support of the Palestinians.
After 11 days of bombing Israel and Gaza, the United Nations reported that the recent conflict in the Middle East killed 242 Palestinians – 23 girls, 43 boys, 38 women and 138 men, and killed twelve Israelis – five men, five women and two Children – in addition to about 2,000 wounded in the Palestinian part and 710 in the Israeli part.