As the conflict in Gaza intensifies, on Wednesday afternoon around 1,500 protesters gathered at LOVE Park to show support for their side.
On one side of the block pro-Israel protesters chanted and demonstrated, while on the other side of the street pro-Palestine activists gathered to counter-protest. The demonstrations were mostly civil, though at one point there was a fight in which a pro-Palestine activist was briefly detained, but not charged.
A pro-Israel protester wears a sticker on her back.
A pro-Israel protester in full decor.
A young pro-Israel protester takes a minute to rest.
A pro-Palestinian woman takes a break to rest her legs during the demonstration.
An older gentleman joins fellow pro-Israel protesters.
A pro-Palestine activist sneaks into a pro-Israel group and engages in verbal confrontation.
A pro-Palestine protester and pro-Israel protester engage in verbal confrontation.
Pro-Palestine protester holds a graphic sign depicting the lost children of Gaza.
A young girl holds a prop representing dead children in Gaza.
A young boy takes a minute to rest during the pro-Palestine demonstration.
A Philadelphia Police civil affairs officer keeps a watchful eye over pro-Palestine protesters.
A woman unpacks Israeli flags to hand out to pro-Israel protesters.
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