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Police lift keffiyeh-wearing toddler from car after handcuffing LA couple

A woman stood out of the Range Rover’s sunroof and displayed both middle fingers to those gathered at a pro-Israel rally.

Range Rover. Credit: DariuszSankowski/Pixabay.
Range Rover. Credit: DariuszSankowski/Pixabay.

On Sunday, as violence broke out when anti-Israel demonstrators attacked during protests at the Adas Torah synagogue in Los Angeles’s Pico-Robertson neighborhood, an adult couple driving a Range Rover near a gas station provoked a response from police.

According to video shared on social media, the woman stood out of the vehicle’s sunroof with a keffiyeh, held out both arms and displayed her middle fingers at the crowd of pro-Israel activists.

Riot police approached with one yelling, “Put your hands up. Get out of the car now. Ma’am, step out of the car.”

Both the driver, who wore a mask and yellow shirt, and the passenger were placed in handcuffs. Officers then approached the vehicle to retrieve a toddler, donned in a keffiyeh, the symbol of Palestinian nationalism popularized by the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat.

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