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Hundreds of Palestinians protest death of activist in PA police custody

Hundreds of Palestinians protest in downtown Ramallah after a prominent critic of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas died in police custody.

Palestinian Authority security forces have reportedly sought to disperse the protest with tear gas.

“Leave, leave, leave, leave,” demonstrators chant on a main road in the city, just a few hundred meters away from Abbas’s office.

Protesters marching down another thoroughfare repeat one of the most famous chants of the 2011 Arab revolutions: “The people want the fall of the regime.”

Another smaller protest was held in Hebron but has since peacefully dispersed.

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