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Dozens choke on tear gas as protest is dispersed in Ni'lin

Aug. 17, 2008 7:57 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 17, 2008 7:57 P.M.)
Ramallah - Ma'an - Dozens of civilians choked on tear gas Sunday when Israeli forces dispersed a peaceful protest that began in the town of Ni'lin north of Ramallah.

The protest was organized by the Ni'lin Committee Against the wall. The committee called for demonstrators to gather in the center of the town and move as a group towards the construction site of the Israeli separation wall, which cuts off the residents of the town from their ancestral land.

The day of the protest construction on the separation wall was ongoing. Bulldozers were digging a path for the wall, and Israeli soldiers stood guard at the ready for protesters.

The group went to the southern end of the construction site, where they stood in the way of the construction equipment in order to delay the creation of the wall on their lands. The main tactic of the group was to stand in the way of the bulldozers, thus preventing the first stage of the building.

Clashes ensued between soldiers and protesters, and ended when soldiers threw canisters of tear gas at the group, causing several to choke on the noxious fumes.

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