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World Thousands of people join protest in Madrid in support of Palestinians

16:45  15 may  2021
16:45  15 may  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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MADRID - (Reuters) - Thousands joined a protest in Madrid on Saturday in support of the Palestinian people after six days of conflict with Israel.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Protest in support of Palestine, in Madrid © Reuters/JUAN MEDINA Protest in support of Palestine, in Madrid

The Association of the Spanish-Palestinian Community held the "Jerusalem" rally on the 73rd anniversary of the 1948 Nakba, or catastrophe, when many Palestinians lost their homes in the fighting around Israel's creation.

a group of people in front of a flag: Protest in support of Palestine, in Madrid © Reuters/JUAN MEDINA Protest in support of Palestine, in Madrid

"We have been silent for many years. It is time for us to speak for all those Palestinians who are dying and defend them because if we don't, no one else will," said Sara Mimar, 18, a student.

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a group of people posing for a photo in front of a crowd: Protest in support of Palestine, in Madrid © Reuters/JUAN MEDINA Protest in support of Palestine, in Madrid

Spanish police did not give numbers for those attending.

(Reporting by Graham Keeley; Additional reporting by Elena Rodriguez, Juan Medina; Editing by Mike Harrison)

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