DENVER (CBS4) – Hundreds of people demonstrated in Denver on Saturday to support the Palestinians. The group marched through 16th Street Mall and around the State Capitol.

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The peaceful protest was one of many across the country. Dozens of riot gear policemen could be seen not far from the demonstrators.

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Protesters in Denver want Colorado leaders to condemn Israel and are calling on Congress to cut US funding for Israel.

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Palestinian supporters held a similar demonstration at the state capitol earlier this month. At the time, Israeli Defense Forces were bombing Gaza while the Palestinians were firing rockets deep into Israel.

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A ceasefire has since been reached between Israel and Hamas.