Middle East conflict felt in South Florida
Published: Monday, January 5, 2009 at 6:36 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 5, 2009 at 6:36 a.m.
MIAMI — The conflict in the Middle East made its way to South Florida over the weekend, as competing protests became heated and a dozen people were arrested for disorderly conduct.
More than 1,000 people lined both sides of Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami on Sunday, outside the Israeli consulate. The two groups yelled slogans at each other, waved flags, and a few demonstrators threw rocks and water bottles. Police officers broke up fights.
More than 500 Palestinians have been killed since the Israeli offensive in Gaza began more than a week ago. At least seven Israelis have been killed by militant rockets.
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