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School children protest high prices in Beit Jala

Sept. 5, 2012 5:13 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 6, 2012 2:17 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Children protested after school on Wednesday against the rising cost of living in Beit Jala near Bethlehem in the southern West Bank.

Marching along Beit Jala's main street, the school children chanted and carried posters asking who would provide for them as the prices of basic goods rise in the West Bank.

The young protesters also carried cooking pots and Palestinian flags.

"My father can't provide our domestic requirements; neither can he pay my and my siblings' school expenses. We are carrying empty pans to indicate that we don't have food at home to put in the cooking pans," one of the pupils told Ma'an.

Police officers deployed to the area to divert traffic around the protest.

In a second day of protests, demonstrators rallied in cities across the West Bank on Wednesday against rising prices.
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