DENVER (CBS4) – Hundreds of people demonstrated around Denver on Saturday to support Palestinians. The group marched through the 16th Street Mall and around the State Capitol building.
The peaceful protest was one of many around the country. Dozens of police officers in riot gear were seen not far from the demonstrators.READ MORE: Child Hospitalized For Dehydration After Long Delays On Southwest Airlines Flight
Protesters in Denver want Colorado leaders to condemn Israel and are asking Congress to cut U.S. funding to Israel.READ MORE: Lack Of Staffing & Supplies Keeping Splash Pads Running Dry
Earlier this month, Palestine supporters held a similar demonstration at State Capitol building. At the time, Israeli Defense forces were bombarding Gaza while the Palestinians fired rockets deep into Israel.MORE NEWS: Colorado Pediatrician Urges Parents To Keep Kids Current On Routine Vaccinations
A cease-fire has since been reached between Israel and Hamas.