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Two Sides Protest in Washington

March 15, 1988
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Close to 2,000 people protested for Palestinian rights Sunday near the White House, while a few hundred Jews protested across the street from ABC News to protest media coverage of recent violence in the territories.

The protest at Lafayette Square, across from the White House, was held following the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Washington conference and a “teach-in” sponsored by Friends of Peace Now at American University.

The rally near ABC News was organized by the Greater Potomac Region of the Zionist Organization of America. Demonstrators at the rally wore yellow ribbons to protest what they consider “yellow journalism” by the major television networks.

Winifred Meiselman, director of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, said that all of the networks provide skewed coverage, but that ABC is the “most egregious” offender.

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