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London: Pro-Palestinian, pro-Israel protesters face off during Quds Day rallyA Jewish lawyer in a wheelchair managed to delay the pro-Palestinian march until being forcibly moved by police.
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators took to the streets of London on Monday to mark Quds Day, an anti-Zionist event marked annually toward the end of Ramadan. Participants waved flags of the Hezbollah terrorist organization and chanted "Free Palestine."
An equally-large pro-Israeli group held a counter-protest just yards away, waving Israeli flags as well as UK flags and gay pride flags, and chanting "We want peace, they want war." Police officers were present between the two demonstrations, keeping them separate from each other.
The event was initiated by Iran in 1979, following the rise of the Islamic Ayatollah regime.
As the pro-Palestinian demonstrators were set to begin marching to Downing Street, Mark Lewis, a Jewish lawyer suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS), blocked their path with his wheelchair and refused to move. "These people were supporting terrorists. We had to object and not give them a free pass. These are our streets," he said.
Lewis managed to delay the march for about an hour before being forcibly moved to the side of the road by a police officer.
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