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In pictures: Thousands march for Gaza peace in Paris

© Sam Ball, FRANCE 24 | Pro-Palestinian protesters gather in Paris

Video by Nicholas RUSHWORTH

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-07-23

Pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Paris once more on Wednesday to march against Israel’s military assault on the Gaza Strip, the first authorised demonstration since a July 13 rally ended in clashes.

There had been fears of further violence ahead of the march, particularly after ugly scenes at two banned demonstrations over the weekend that saw protesters hurl rocks at police, who responded with volleys of teargas.

More than 1,000 undercover and uniformed officers were deployed along the march route, carrying riot gear and teargas in case trouble broke out.

But the march passed largely without incident, as the protesters made their way from southern Paris towards Invalides in the centre of the capital.

Police said around 14,500 people attended the rally, while organisers put the figure at 25,000.

To see how the demonstration's events unfolded, see our blog below.

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Live Blog Pro-Palestinian protest in Paris
 

Date created : 2014-07-23

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