Westwood News
Clash At Pro-Israel Rally Leaves Man Injured
By Robert Meyers
Nov 19, 2012 - 12:27:56 AM

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WESTWOOD—The Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department and Los Angeles Police Department  responded to an incident in front of the Westwood Federal Building during a Pro-Israel rally; where one man suffered a broken arm.  

The rally was being held by a Pro-Israel group whom obtained a permit to demonstrate amid the renewed fight between the Israeli military and Hamas. Over 1,500 people attended the rally, according to LAPD Commander Andy Smith.

After the rally began, a smaller group of Palestinian supporters began a counter-demonstration on the opposite side of Wilshire.

According to Commander Smith it was unclear how the clash began and officers were able to disperse the conflict without using force, “Our guys called in additional resources with a tactical alert,” said smith, “once we did that things started to calm down .”

Authorities closed down Wilshire for 30-minutes, and no arrests were made. The injured man was taken to hospital to treat his broken extremity.  



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