Nov 19, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard
Excerpted from The Blaze: LOS ANGELES (TheBlaze/AP) — Los Angeles police formed skirmish lines during a street clash between Palestinian supporters and a pro-Israel group staging a rally, but nobody was arrested.
KNX radio reports one man apparently broke his arm during a fight with a demonstrator during the Sunday afternoon event outside the Westwood federal building.
The rally attracted more than 1,000 pro-Israel supporters amid renewed fighting in the Gaza Strip, where Israel is retaliating for Hamas rocket attacks.
After the event began, a group of about 250 Palestinian supporters began demonstrating on the opposite side of Wilshire Boulevard.
The raw video below was uploaded to YouTube on Monday and reportedly shows the chaotic scene at the pro-Israel rally in Los Angeles.
Pro-Palestinian and pro-Isreali protesters can be seen standing face-to-face with one another, both accusing the other of wrong doing.
“Get out of here b*tch,” one pro-Palestinian protester tells a young woman recording the video. She repeatedly told the man not to “touch” her.
It triggered a Los Angeles Police Department tactical alert that drew police officers, sheriff’s deputies and the California Highway Patrol officers who formed skirmish lines until the demonstrators eventually left.