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    Posted August 3, 2014 by
    Washington, District of Columbia
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    New violence in Israel and West Bank

    Pro-Israel U.S. Marine Manny Vega Attacked by Pro-Palestinians in Washington, DC - #2DC4Gaza


    On August 2, a national march for Gaza took place in front of the White House. A pro-Israeli counter-protester (U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran Manny Vega) was standing on 16th and H Streets with Israeli and American flags. Vega was approached by an Arab who began engaging in a very productive conversation with him. However, as more pro-Palestinian protesters marched by them, some engaged in violent acts against him. (This is where the video begins recording.) He was punched, pulled, kicked, and even spat on. See also http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/08/02/Pro-Palestinian-Tries-to-Light-Counter-Protestors-Israeli-Flag-on-Fire-at-Massive-DC-March. #2DC4Gaza #LetGazaLive #FreePalestine #Protest4Palestine


    Co-sponsors of the march:
    - ANSWER Coalition
    - American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
    - Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
    - American Muslim Alliance (AMA)
    - Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition
    - Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
    - Muslim Legal Fund of America
    - MAS Immigrant Justice Center
    - Code Pink

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