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A pro-Palestinian rally drew thousands of people outside the White House on Saturday who came to express their outrage.
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Washington, DC - A pro-Palestinian rally drew thousands of people outside the White House on Saturday who came to express their outrage at the Israeli military offensive in Gaza, and demand an end to it.  

Demonstrators carried symbolic coffins draped in the Palestinian flag to represent the nearly 1,700 Palestinians killed by the Israeli bombardment, many of them women and children. More than 8,500 have been injured since the offensive began July 8. The protesters chanted slogans like, "Free, free Palestine, killing children is a crime," and "Five, six, seven eight, Israel is an apartheid state."   

They also criticised the US for its decision to resupply Israel with weapons during the offensive; and demanded that Washington stop providing more than $3bn in annual aid to Israel. The demonstration was sponsored by 47 different organisations whose literature advertising the march implored the White House to "Stop the Massacre in Gaza." The crowds included a diverse ethnic, religious and political mix from all over the country; from cities like Chicago, Florida, Ohio, and New York. Well known figures like activist and academic Cornell West spoke at the rally.

But despite the massive turnout, government officials did not see or hear them. Congress recessed for the summer this past week, and President Obama was at Camp David celebrating his birthday.


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Maura Yasim and her neighbour Tasneel Falah joined thousands of protesters for the National March on the White House, which took a strong stand against Israel's military offensive in Gaza.



/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera
Anam Matariyeh travelled to DC by bus from Chicago to stand in solidarity with Palestinians.


/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera

Lul Ahmed holds a sign denouncing civilian deaths in Gaza and US military aid to Israel.



/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera
Ameer Siam carries a cardboard casket draped in a Palestinian flag through the streets of DC for the National March.


/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera
Ali Nain takes a break from marching to pray inside a parking garage along the National March protest route.


/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera

Amrom L and dozens of other members of Jews United Against Zionism join the demonstration and call for an end to Israeli military operations in Gaza.



/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera
Khalid Yousef and his daughter join protesters to decry the recent deaths of civilians and children in Gaza from Israeli airstrikes.


/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera

Said Alwan expresses outrage over the deaths of Gaza children at the hands of the Israeli military, which recently purchased more ammunition from the US.



/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera

Political activist and professor Cornell West addresses a crowd of thousands outside the White House and calls for an end to to the violence in Gaza and Israel.



/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera

Jewish American Ben Becker of the Answer Coalition is joined by his son on stage as he addresses the National March to protest the violence in Gaza.



/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera

CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad holds a sign with the White House phone number, urging those gathered to call President Obama to show their outrage with US military support of Israel.



/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera

Supporters of Palestine take a break from the National March rally for afternoon prayers, as thousands of other protesters flooded the streets and the park outside the White House.



/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera

Law enforcement officers look on as the crowd swells outside of the White House. Police were eventually forced to take down barricades to accommodate everyone.



/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera
Thousands of protesters rallied in front of the White House before marching through downtown DC.


/Wes Bruer/Al Jazeera

Ali Azam joins the National March on the White House to protest civilian deaths in Gaza. He was chanting, "No more dead kids!"




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Maura Yasim and her neighbour Tasneel Falah joined thousands of protesters for the National March on the White House, which took a strong stand against Israel(***)s military offensive in Gaza.

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Lul Ahmed holds a sign denouncing civilian deaths in Gaza and US military aid to Israel.

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Amrom L and dozens of other members of Jews United Against Zionism join the demonstration and call for an end to Israeli military operations in Gaza.

;*;Khalid Yousef and his daughter join protesters to decry the recent deaths of civilians and children in Gaza from Israeli airstrikes. ;*;

Said Alwan expresses outrage over the deaths of Gaza children at the hands of the Israeli military, which recently purchased more ammunition from the US.

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Political activist and professor Cornell West addresses a crowd of thousands outside the White House and calls for an end to to the violence in Gaza and Israel.

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Jewish American Ben Becker of the Answer Coalition is joined by his son on stage as he addresses the National March to protest the violence in Gaza.

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CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad holds a sign with the White House phone number, urging those gathered to call President Obama to show their outrage with US military support of Israel.

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Supporters of Palestine take a break from the National March rally for afternoon prayers, as thousands of other protesters flooded the streets and the park outside the White House.

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Law enforcement officers look on as the crowd swells outside of the White House. Police were eventually forced to take down barricades to accommodate everyone.

;*;Thousands of protesters rallied in front of the White House before marching through downtown DC.;*;

Ali Azam joins the National March on the White House to protest civilian deaths in Gaza. He was chanting, "No more dead kids!"

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Maura Yasim and her neighbour Tasneel Falah joined thousands of protesters for the National March on the White House. The demonstration takes a stance Israel's military offensive in Gaza.

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Maura Yasim and her neighbour Tasneel Falah joined thousands of protesters for the National March on the White House. The demonstration takes a stance Israel's military offensive in Gaza.

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Anam Matariyeh travelled to DC by bus from Chicago to stand in solidarity with Palestinians.

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Anam Matariyeh travelled to DC by bus from Chicago to stand in solidarity with Palestinians.

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Lul Ahmed holds a sign denouncing civilians deaths in Gaza and US military aid to Israel.

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Lul Ahmed holds a sign denouncing civilians deaths in Gaza and US military aid to Israel.

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Ameer Siam carries a cardboard casket draped in a Palestinian flag through the streets of DC for the National March.

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Ameer Siam carries a cardboard casket draped in a Palestinian flag through the streets of DC for the National March.

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Ali Nain takes a break from marching to pray inside a parking garage along the National March protest route.

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Ali Nain takes a break from marching to pray inside a parking garage along the National March protest route.

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Amrom L. and dozens of other members of Jews United Against Zionism join supporters the demonstration and call for an end to Israeli military operations in Gaza.

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Amrom L. and dozens of other members of Jews United Against Zionism join supporters the demonstration and call for an end to Israeli military operations in Gaza.

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Khalid Yousef and his daughter join protesters to decry the recent deaths of civilians and children in Gaza from Israeli airstrikes.

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Khalid Yousef and his daughter join protesters to decry the recent deaths of civilians and children in Gaza from Israeli airstrikes.

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Said Alwan expresses outrage over the deaths of Gazan children at the hands of the Israeli military, who recently purchased more ammunition from the US.

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Said Alwan expresses outrage over the deaths of Gazan children at the hands of the Israeli military, who recently purchased more ammunition from the US.

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Political activist and professor Dr. Cornell West addresses a crowd of thousands outside the White House and calls for an end to to the violence in Gaza and Israel.

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Political activist and professor Dr. Cornell West addresses a crowd of thousands outside the White House and calls for an end to to the violence in Gaza and Israel.

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Ben Becker of the Answer Coalition is joined by his son on stage as he addresses the National March to protest the violence in Gaza as a Jewish American.

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Ben Becker of the Answer Coalition is joined by his son on stage as he addresses the National March to protest the violence in Gaza as a Jewish American.

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CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad holds a sign with the number to the White House urging those gathered to call President Obama to show their outrage with US military support of Israel.

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CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad holds a sign with the number to the White House urging those gathered to call President Obama to show their outrage with US military support of Israel.

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Supporters of Palestine take a break from the National March rally for afternoon prayers as thousands of other protesters flooded the streets and park outside of the White House.

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Supporters of Palestine take a break from the National March rally for afternoon prayers as thousands of other protesters flooded the streets and park outside of the White House.

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Law enforcement looks on as the crowd swells outside of the White House. Police were eventually forced to take down barricades to accommodate the swarms of protesters.

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Law enforcement looks on as the crowd swells outside of the White House. Police were eventually forced to take down barricades to accommodate the swarms of protesters.

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Thousands of protesters rallied in front of the White House before marching through downtown DC.

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Thousands of protesters rallied in front of the White House before marching through downtown DC.

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Ali Azam join the National March on the White House to protest civilian deaths in Gaza. He was heard chanting "no more dead kids!"

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Ali Azam join the National March on the White House to protest civilian deaths in Gaza. He was heard chanting "no more dead kids!"



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