Over 1000 take part in Land Day protest in Lod

Photos of Lieberman burned as Knesset members from both Arab, Jewish parties join city residents to mark anniversary of 1976 Arab deaths.

March 29, 2011 21:47
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Nearly 1,500 people on Tuesday took part in a protest march in Lod, which opened the official events of "Land Day."

Israeli Arab leaders chose to hold the opening event in Lod, the city which has seen an outcry by some of its residents in months over the policy of demolitions and evacuations imposed against Arab residents."

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Land Day has been a day of protests and general strikes in the Arab sector for more than 30 years, and is held to mark the anniversary of the 1976 killing of six Galilee Arabs in clashes over land confiscations.

Knesset members from both Arab and Jewish parties participated in the march as well as those from mixed cities and unrecognized villages.

During the protest, some protesters burned photos of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, claiming that "he is the most racist person in the country."

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