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Tariq Abu Khdeir joins Palestinian protest outside White House

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WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - 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.

This was Tariq Abu Khdeir before and after he was beaten and arrested by the Israeli police during clashes sparked by the killing of his cousin Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

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 beaten by Israeli security forces during clashes sparked by the killing of his cousin Mohammed Abu Khdeir. .

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

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