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Israeli and Palestinian protestors take to the streets of Toronto

Protests shut down part of University Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

Pro-palestinian and pro-Israeli protestors were toe-to-toe in front of Queen’s Park on Saturday afternoon.

Pushing and shoving was reported, but Toronto Police told Newstalk 1010 that no one was injured and instigators were removed immediately.

Both sides were waving their respective flags and hoisting signs.

Palestinian supporters had signs that read “Free Gaza” and “Your taxes are funding Israeli war crimes.” Meanwhile pro-Israeli protestors has signs that read “Canada loves Israel.”

Pro-Palestinian representatives then made their way south on University and stopped in front of the US consulate, demanding more be done about the exchange of rocket fire between Hamas and Israel.

University Avenue was closed in both directions from Dundas St W to Armoury St.

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  1. Dawn posted on 07/26/2014 04:42 PM
    The U$ has been financing Israel that has been destroying Palestinian homes with no regard for civilians.
    1. Bitmetal posted on 07/26/2014 06:08 PM
      @Dawn Palestinians populate target areas with not so innocent civilians. Palestinians are just looking for sympathy. If they don't want to be bombed, they should stop bombing. They have money to buy missles...they could buy food with.
    2. Jason posted on 07/27/2014 01:07 AM
      @Dawn Incredible take you have on the situation, Dawn. You do realize this started because Hamas was shooting missles into Israel? Or did your American wacko NPR radio source omit that little tiny detail?
  2. Ken posted on 07/26/2014 10:02 PM
    Hamas is a slimy terrorist group. Period. End of Story.
    Israel has a right to defend itself from gutless terrorists. Period. End of story!
    Terrorist supports in Canada are also terrorists. Put them in jail. Period. End of story!
  3. Frankie posted on 07/27/2014 05:36 AM
    Israel uses weapons to protect its citizens. Hamas uses citizens to protect its weapons. Makes you wonder about the morality of people demonstrating in favour of Hamas.
    1. john posted on 07/27/2014 07:07 AM
      @Frankie who cares anyway. this is toronto so they should all pack their bags and leave if they want to talk politics about there. and u can join them too
    2. John's proctologist posted on 07/27/2014 04:24 PM
      @john John, john. john. How many times have I told you to fully read a commenter's missive before you reply. Frankie was dead on and was in no way supportive of Hamas Sit down before you speak just like you do before you go number 2. Thank you Johnny. See you Tuesday for your appointment.
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