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Boston protesters to march for peace in Gaza

Hundreds of #Boston4Gaza demonstrators are expected to march from Copley Square to the State House Tuesday evening to speak out against what organizers describe as ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since July 8.

Protesters formed a sea of peace signs on July 18, 2014 as names of 232 victims were read aloud. Photo: Twitter/@riotcurrrl Protesters formed a sea of peace signs on July 18, 2014 as names of 232 victims were read aloud. Photo: Twitter/@riotcurrrl

Hundreds of #Boston4Gazademonstrators are expected to march from Copley Square to the State House Tuesday evening to speak out against what organizers describe as ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since July 8.

As of Monday, the death toll in Gaza had reached 500 with more than 3,000 wounded and more than 135,000 displaced from their homes, according to Jewish Voice for Peace Boston.

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The march, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will include street theater, homemade signs, and placards with the names and ages of Palestinians who have been killed.

"U.S. lawmakers at every level of government must take a stand against this violence, funded by U.S. taxpayers," organizers said in a statement.

Tuesday’s rally follows a series of local solidarity demonstrations including rallies on July 9, July 11, July 17 and July 19.

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