By Danielle Chavira

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.

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The peaceful protest was one of many around the country. Dozens of police officers in riot gear were seen not far from the demonstrators.

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Protesters in Denver want Colorado leaders to condemn Israel and are asking Congress to cut U.S. funding to Israel.

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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.

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A cease-fire has since been reached between Israel and Hamas.

Danielle Chavira