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    Posted August 3, 2014 by
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Israel-Gaza conflict

    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 #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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