More than 2,000 members and followers of the Black Panther organisation held demonstration in Jerusalem yesterday to protest over what they claimed was the Israeli Government's lack of concern for poverty and discrimination.
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SV ZOOM OUT demonstrators holding banner
SV Man addressing crowd and people listen (4 shots)
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SV Demonstrators move off in procession carrying banners
SV Demonstrators carrying black coffin (3 shots)
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Background: More than 2,000 members and followers of the Black Panther organisation held demonstration in Jerusalem yesterday to protest over what they claimed was the Israeli Government's lack of concern for poverty and discrimination. The demonstration was allowed to go ahead only after the protestors gave police assurances that the event would be staged peacefully.
SYNOPSIS: More than two thousand members of the Black Panther organisation marched through the streets of Jerusalem yesterday in an anti-Government demonstration. Before setting out the demonstrators listened to their leaders making speeches in Davidka Square.
Then, the demonstrators moved off through the city. They carried banners accusing the Israeli Government of ignoring poverty and discrimination. It seemed likely the demonstration might be called off until the last minute. The authorities only allowed it to be held after leaders of the Black Panthers promised that the demonstration would be peaceful. There were no incidents reported.