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6 Injured in Clashes at Israeli Embassy in Mexico


Wed 29 May 2024 | 02:46 PM
Israa Farhan

In a night of intense violence, six police officers were injured during clashes with pro-Palestinian protesters outside the Israeli Embassy in Mexico City.

Demonstrators hurled Molotov cocktails and stones at the police, leading to a chaotic scene in the upscale Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood, where the embassy is located.

The unrest began when protesters gathered outside the Israeli Embassy, chanting slogans such as "Don't defend the perpetrators of genocide" and "They are killing children."

The demonstration, initially peaceful, quickly escalated as protesters began throwing Molotov cocktails and setting a nearby house on fire.

The police attempted to contain the situation and protect the embassy facilities, but the confrontation intensified.

Protesters tried to dismantle barricades erected by security forces and were met with tear gas. In response, some demonstrators used fire extinguishers as improvised weapons.

The majority of the protesters were women, highlighting a diverse and passionate opposition to the recent actions in the Middle East. 

The clashes resulted in six police officers sustaining burns and other injuries. They received first aid treatment at the scene.