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Huge Crowd Marches Through Downtown Chicago In Support Of Palestine

A crowd estimated at 1,500 marched through Downtown streets Wednesday evening in support of Palestine as violence in the Gaza Strip escalates.

Thousands march down Adams Street in Chicago during a protest in support of Palestinians on May 12, 2021.
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CHICAGO — A crowd estimated at 1,500 marched through Downtown streets Wednesday evening in support of Palestine as violence in the Gaza Strip escalates.

The Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine organized the massive march, which began at 4 p.m. at Michigan Avenue and Ida B. Wells Drive. Protesters decried Israel’s military strikes in Gaza.

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Protesters demonstrate front of the Consulate General of Israel as thousands march in support of Palestinians in Downtown Chicago on May 12, 2021.

The crowd streamed north on Michigan Avenue before heading west and gathering outside the Israeli consulate at 500 W. Madison St. Streets around the area were shut down during the two-hour march.

The Chicago Coalition for Justice In Palestine includes Al Nahda Center, American Muslims for Palestine-Chicago, Palestinian American Community Center, Palestinian American Council, Students for Justice in Palestine-Chicago, and U.S. Palestinian Community Network-Chicago.

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A protester shouts for freedom for Palestinians in front of the Consulate General of Israel, as thousands march through Downtown Chicago on May 12, 2021.
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Protesters burn an Israeli flag on top of a bus stop on Michigan Avenue as thousands march through Downtown Chicago in support of Palestinians on May 12, 2021.
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A protester plays a drum as thousands march through Downtown Chicago in solidarity with Palestinians on May 12, 2021.