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In photos: Thousands in Paris march in solidarity with Gaza

July 24, 2014 5:01 P.M. (Updated: July 26, 2014 11:46 A.M.)

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched through the streets of Paris on Wednesday, during an authorized but tightly-controlled demonstration in solidarity with the people of Gaza.

President of the "France Palestine Solidarité" Association Tawfiq Tahami, one of the march's principle organizers, said that 25,000 attended the march, while the police estimated the crowd's numbers at 14,000.

The march ended around 9:00 p.m. at the Invalides in the heart of the French capital.

(©Constance Decorde)

The march occurred just a few days after two demonstrations in the French capital which degenerated into urban riots, including anti-Jewish violence, after authorities attempted to ban any form of pro-Palestinian protest.

That ban was introduced after pro-Israeli vigilantes clashes with marchers last week at a large pro-Palestinian protest.

Wednesday's protest, however, occurred without incident.

During the march, many supporters wore Palestinian flags or keffiyehs, while others wore a simple sticker reading: "Boycott Israel."

"Israel murderer, Hollande Resignation," "Long live Palestine, long live the resistance," "We are all Palestinians," "Gaza, we're with you," were some of the words chanted by the crowd.

Israel's assault on Gaza had killed more than 750 Palestinians as of Thursday afternoon, and injured more than 4,000. The vast majority of the casualties have been civilians.

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