Israel declared war on Hamas last Saturday, following an intense barrage of rockets launched from the Gaza Strip and a series of violent infiltrations resulting in 1,300 Israelis killed.
Following the attacks, rallies all over the world began taking place in support of the “Free Palestine” movement. Along with the West Bank, Gaza is one of the Palestinian territories that borders Israel. It is governed by Hamas, the terrorist organization responsible for the brutal attacks described as that has been described as "Israel's 9/11."
On Saturday, one of those rallies took place in Calgary, Alberta.
There was little pushback from the Jewish or Israeli community, with a small number of counter-protesters calling for peace and upholding Western values.
One protester and his partner were met with an attempt to drown out his music from demonstrators chanting “Allahu akbar.”
The “Free Palestine” protest turned into a march in downtown Calgary, flooding the streets.
Canadian politicians from both sides of the political spectrum have denounced these protests.
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