Even though most of the activists involved are just using the suffering of the Palestinian people as a soapbox for their political parties, that the cops have gotten involved and are arresting people is pretty messed up. The right to protest is extremely important, but it seems a lot like seeing the Australian Defence League protesting KFC for being Halal or something.
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