Clash at Pro-Israel Rally in Illinois
The incident occurred on Sunday in downtown Naperville, a city of roughly 150,000, less than 30 miles west of Chicago where dozens of Israel supporters gathered outside of city hall Sunday to express support for the Jewish state, before marching through downtown Naperville, organizers said.
In the week leading up to the event, the Instagram account created for the march received over 1,300 comments containing anti-Semitism, hate speech, calls for violence at the event, and death threats toward the organizers said Daniel Raab, one of the people behind the rally.
Raab said that a counter-demonstration, dubbed the “Naperville Protest for Palestine”, was later planned, “with the explicit intention to intimidate the Jewish run rally and march onto city hall to confront the 50 Jews and allies gathered for Israel. Violent intentions were expressed as the goal of the confrontations.” (INN / VFI News)
“God, we ask that you protect the Jewish people from hatred and violence.”