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Police brutality - on the day marking  45 yeras of Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem | by Tal King Photographer
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Police brutality - on the day marking 45 yeras of Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem

n the day jerusalem marks the "day of Unification" (i.e. the occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967) settelers from the nearby area held a facist parade in the streets of East Jerusalem. Raising signs "Jerusalem is for the Jewish", and chanting slogans such as "muhamad's dead", or "death to the arabs". Themarch passed through Arab neighborhoods, while the protestors were dressed in white carring Israeli flags. In reaction Palestinians residing in the area went out to protest peacfully with Israelis, who joined the protest in solidarity with the local residents. The polices reaction to the demonstaration that day, was brutal and oppressive.They arrested nd beat protesters, and used the police horses to scare off the demonstrators by attempting to run over them. All this taking place while he right wing protesters continued to chant "death to the Arabs" and blocked the main street, all palestinian shops and business owners in and around the old city where forced to close for most of a business day by the police so this parade will go though with no interfirence, the business and shp owners did not get any compensation .

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Taken on September 23, 2012