Tensions flare at Calgary protest over conflict in Gaza Strip
CALGARY- A protest in downtown Calgary about the conflict in the Gaza Strip turned violent on Friday.
Around 6 p.m., hundreds of people gathered in front of City Hall in support of Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza. However, a handful of Israeli supporters showed up, and a confrontation broke out.
Some men began pushing and shoving, and one man even stomped on an Israeli flag.
That prompted police to get involved, and a line of police officers set up across Macleod Trail to try and ease tensions.
As a result, all four lanes of Macleod Trail near Olympic Plaza were shut down.