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    Posted November 16, 2012 by
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    Turbulence in the Middle East has hit urban centers in the U.S

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     dinalee captured the action as pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian protesters shouted at each other in downtown San Francisco last night. She estimated there were 300 protesters on the pro-Palestinian side and about 100 pro-Israeli protesters. 'I was amazed to see people here in San Francisco so stern in their messaging and aggressive towards each other over the scene between Israel and Palestine,' she said.

    'On the Palestinian side, there was a lot of anger, anxiousness and stern messaging. … On the Israel side, there was a lot of mocking of the pro-Palestinian protesters. I believe I captured some of the mocking in the video.' Click tab 8 to watch the video.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Turbulence in the Middle East namely the ongoing battle between Palestine and Israel has hit the cities in the U.S. namely San Francisco. The protest in San Francisco on November 15 2012 at the Israeli consulate on Montgomery Street was loud and got very aggressive toward's the end when the Palestinian protesters became eager to confront the pro-Israeli protesters who showed up across the street. The Palestinian protesters were very loud and repetitive in their message while the pro-Israeli protesters seemed to belittle and mock the pro-Palestinian protesters.
    I was "live on scene at Israeli vs Palestine protest in downtown SF, and couldn't figure out what side of the police line I was on. It got messy for a second. Tonight while covering that protest it was like a roller coaster. People screaming and hollering, signs everywhere, police with batons, cars speeding-by, workers trying to leave, and the pushing and shoving that often occurs by protesters, and all-the-while trying to make sure I remain objective.

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