After one protester was reportedly arrested Saturday during a huge pro-Palestine, anti-Israel rally in Washington, D.C., police apparently had to fend off some angry, rowdy demonstrators.
M. Scott Mahaskey, director of photography for Politico, has been Tweeting photographs of what he's seeing:
Rally for #gaza turns ugly following attest of protester. Police on horse move in on crowd shouting at police. http://t.co/pRfXWW4Dzl— M. Scott Mahaskey (@M. Scott Mahaskey)1407009407.0
Police push back crowd after arresting protester for climbing light pole during rally for #Gaza #DC4Gaza http://t.co/KuBWFQMH6Q— M. Scott Mahaskey (@M. Scott Mahaskey)1407009650.0
Dan Merica, a CNN associated producer, reported on a pro-Israel counter-protest, noting that after police widened a fenced-off area for the pro-Israel faction, "(f)or safety, pro-Israel protestors were escorted away from White House in police vans. They were not arrested."
Police surround, protect counter-protester after crowd grows around him during march for Gaza. http://t.co/nzZ4dI949V— M. Scott Mahaskey (@M. Scott Mahaskey)1407007890.0
Marchers burn #Israel flag as they take to streets in massive DC rally for #Gaza http://t.co/b0imvoO0BC— M. Scott Mahaskey (@M. Scott Mahaskey)1407004232.0
Chanting "shame on you" Gaza marchers deliver "coffins" to WaPo in DC. #DC4Gaza http://t.co/zHWNdZQdmK— M. Scott Mahaskey (@M. Scott Mahaskey)1407005598.0
Demonstrators in support of ending the violence in Gaza rally in Lafayette Park near 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. (Image source: AP/Jose Luis Magana)
Halah Elhaddad, 6, left, and her cousin Noor Daoud, 6, right, currently of Oakton, Va., but their family is originally from Gaza, hold a sign during a rally against the violence in Gaza outside the White House in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. The family of the girls said that 8 of their cousins were killed in Gaza. (Image source: AP/Susan Walsh)
Merica also reported that left-leaning professor Cornel West gave an "impassioned speech" in connection with the pro-Palestine rally.
.@CornelWest just finished impassioned speech at @WhiteHouse Gaza rally. http://t.co/cGhFjQkg62— Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (@Washington Report on Middle East Affairs)1406999324.0
Raw footage in front of the White House:
Here's a news report on some aspects of the protest: