January 14, 2009

Jews block access to LA Israel consulate

From AP:

Protesters chain selves to LA Israeli Consulate
The Associated Press
Posted: 01/14/2009 09:47:24 AM PST

LOS ANGELES—A protest at the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles has ended after temporarily stopping traffic on Wilshire Boulevard.

Wednesday's protest disbanded peacefully after police talked to the Jewish protesters who oppose Israel's military action against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Police Sgt. Charles Halliburton says a half-dozen protesters had chained themselves to the building as another 60 protesters carried signs and chanted.

Egyptian and Palestinian officials say they are negotiating a 10-day cease-fire in Gaza, where the Palestinian death toll has passed 1,000 in the 19-day-old offensive.

ISJN press release. LAT blog.

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