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Photos: Protesters face off at Palestinian liberation rally in Cambridge

Late Monday afternoon at Cambridge City Hall, hundreds of pro-Palestine protestors gathered to celebrate a Palestinian victory with signs and chants calling for the United States to stop supporting and funding Israel altogether. Shortly after the event began, a crowd of a few dozen pro-Israel counter-protesters showed up, causing tension between the two groups to rise with intense shouting, almost turning physical. Around a dozen Cambridge police officers kept the peace between the two groups throughout the night. The event, which began on the front lawn of Cambridge City Hall, lasted about an hour before the pro-Palestinian group left in a march through the streets of Cambridge.

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  • Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters march through the streets of Cambridge with Palestine flags and signs. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

  • Hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters on the front lawn of Cambridge City Hall. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

  • A group of pro-Palestine protesters wave Palestinian flags out of a car window. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

  • A person waves an Israeli flag out of a car window while driving past Cambridge City Hall. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

  • A line of Cambridge police officers stand guard in front of City Hall, keeping the streets clear, and the two groups of protestors separated. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

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  • A pro-Palestinian protester raises a fist in the air while shouting at counter-protestors across the street. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

  • A pro-Palestinian protester holds up a Palestinian flag during a march in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

  • Counter protesters shout as Cambridge police officers stand in line and block them from crossing the street. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

  • A pro-Israel counter-protester wearing an Israeli flag shouts into a microphone, trying to disrupt speakers. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

  • Two Cambridge police officers block a pro-Israel protester from engaging another protestor during a heated shouting match. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

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Arthur Mansavage, Website Editor and Assistant Photo Editor
Arthur Mansavage (he/him) is a sophomore from Carmel, Indiana. He is majoring in Theatre/Design Technology with a minor in Journalism. He has been a staff photographer for the Beacon since November 2022 and is currently serving as the Assistant Photography Editor. His work can mostly be seen in the city, news, and sports sections. Mansavage is also a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and in November of 2023 received an NPPA Monthly News Clip award for his coverage of the protests during Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Boston. You can find more of his work on his website here.
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