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Gaza protest fills square outside White House

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Photo - Demonstrators in support of ending the violence in Gaza march in front of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. The Obama administration condemned "outrageous" violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and called the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier a "barbaric" action. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Demonstrators in support of ending the violence in Gaza march in front of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. The Obama administration condemned "outrageous" violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and called the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier a "barbaric" action. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrators waving Palestinian flags and dressed in the flag's green, red, white and black colors filled a square outside the White House and marched around the nation's capital to support ending violence in Gaza.

Demonstrators on Saturday carried signs including: "We stand with Gaza," ''Free Palestine Let Gaza Live!" and "Stop the Massacre of Gaza." The group's chants could be heard from the north lawn of the White House, but President Barack Obama was not at home.

Among the demonstrators was Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old Palestinian-American from Florida who was arrested, and he says beaten, by Israeli security forces.

An approximately 20-person group of Israel supporters also turned out, and the two groups exchanged shouts.

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