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gaza protest artcle and pictures 1.17.09

many protest israel, despite cold weather[:] the blisteringly cold weather did not stop several hundred protestors from gathering at pioneer square to oppose israel's unjust and illegal bombing of everyone and anything in gaza. the now usual two cops in bright yellow-green jackets stood on a corner looking extremely bored and unuseful, there were no counterprotestors, and the crowd was peaceful. amidst honks of support from passing cars at the rate of one every minute or less, the predominently young crowd (many under eighteen) of arabic descent gave interviews, sang songs, chanted defiantly, and posed for pictures on the day that, far away, israel announced its cease fire.
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