GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Around a hundred people gathered in Grand Rapids to demonstrate their positions on the violence in the Middle East, particularly in Gaza.
The demonstration began at four Monday afternoon in front of the Gerald R. Ford Federal Building.
Protesters against Israeli actions in Gaza carried signs reading "End the Siege in Gaza" and "Stop Israeli Hi-Tech Terror."
Demonstrators supporting Israel gathered, too, holding held their own signs.
Nidel Kanaan helped organizer the pro-Palestinian gathering.
"There's a hundred thousand Palestinians homeless right now; over 500 have been killed -- that's only going to get worse," he said. "Everyone's going to go home and those things are going to keep happening. I just want people not to forget that after today that this is still going on; we still need help."