Chileans staged a large rally in their capital, Santiago, in protest at US President Donald Trump's recognition of al-Quds as the ‘capital' of the ‘Israeli' entity.
Around 2,000 people demonstrated in front of the US embassy in the capital, waving Palestinian flags and holding banners reading "Trump, Jerusalem [al-Quds] is Palestine."
Police used water cannon to disperse the protesters, who blocked city streets.
The rally was organized by members of Chile's Palestinian community, one of the largest in Latin America.
On December 6, Trump sparked international outrage as he declared that Washington was recognizing occupied al-Quds as the so-called ‘capital' of the Zionist entity and that he had instructed his administration to begin the process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the ancient city.
Trump's move upended decades of American diplomacy, causing an overwhelming global diplomatic backlash and sparking protests by Palestinians and their clashes with Zionist occupation forces.
Al-Quds remains at the core of the ‘Israeli'-Palestinian conflict, with Palestinians hoping that the eastern part of the city would eventually serve as the capital of a future independent Palestinian state.
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