Thousands march in Chicago to protest violence in Gaza Strip

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Thousands of pro-Palestinian supporters marched through downtown Chicago this afternoon calling for an end to an Israeli ground assault on the Gaza Strip.

Waving Palestinian flags, holding posters and shouting into bullhorns, more than 2500 people flooded the streets of downtown to show their support for the Palestinians who've died and the thousands of others who are still in danger.

Protestors laid down the concrete to represent the hundreds of Palestinians that have been killed since tensions between Israel and Hamas controlled Gaza began.

A number of different groups joined the Palestinians as they marched to the Israeli consulate, including Jewish organizations.

Israel’s Deputy Consul General says the Israel army does not target families and even warns people in cities to leave before the bombing begins.  He also says Hamas, a group they and the U.S. deem a terrorist organization, use civilians as human shields to guard their weapons.  He also says two Israeli civilians have been killed as well as more than a dozen soldiers.

There will be another rally in front of the Israel consultant on Tuesday, this time it will be for those supporting Israel.

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