Thousands march downtown in support of Palestine

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Thousands of Palestinian supporters marched up Michigan Avenue to call for an end to the violence in Palestine that has left 1,000 people dead after 19 days of hostilities. Israel has lost 40 soldiers and two civilians in the ongoing conflict.

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Organizers reportedly said 15,000 people were in attendance; NBC Chicago put the number closer to 8,000. A crowd estimate from Chicago Police has not been made available.

People gathered at Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenue before heading north up Michigan, eventually ending up in Federal Plaza.

Earlier this week, hundreds of Israeli supporters gathered outside the Israeli consulate in the Loop that ended with one person being arrested for a concealed carry weapon violation.

The fighting has left more than 6,000 people in Gaza wounded and 160,000 displaced, according to the United Nations.

July 22: Gaza conflict brings out supporters from both sides

July 25: Activists protest in Daley Plaza

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