TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
About thirty thousand supporters of the left-wing "Peace Now" movement marched through central Tel Aviv to denounce the Israeli invasion of Lebanon on its second anniversary.
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
1. GV Demonstrators gathered, holding banners 0.04
2. GV & SV Security forces standing by (2 shots) 0.13
3. SV PULL BACK TO GV Protestors march through streets carrying banners and chanting (2 shots) 0.47
4. SV Speaker addresses crowd from platform 0.55
5. GV & SV Marchers gathered to listen, holding banners and flags (3 shots) 1.13
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Background: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
About thirty thousand supporters of the left-wing "Peace Now" movement marched through central Tel Aviv to denounce the Israeli invasion of Lebanon on its second anniversary. Police stood by in case of any incidents, but there were none. Protestors chanted and waved banners as they made their way to a rally held in a central square. Speakers demanded the immediate withdrawal of the 15,000 troops still occupying South Lebanon, as the crowd brandished placards bearing the figure 583: the Israeli military death toll in Lebanon so far. The rally also denounced that they called anti-Arab Jewish terrorism in the occupied West Bank. The present Israeli government declares that troops can only be withdrawn when adequate "security arrangements" have been made to ensure there will be no attacks across the country's northern border. If the opposition Labour party wins the July election, it has said it foresees at least a six month delay before the bulk of the troops can begin to withdraw.
Source: REUTERS - TALI GODER