About 500 members of Washington’s Lebanese American community marched to the White House last night in a candlelight vigil to call for an immediate cease-fire in Lebanon.

Organizers said the vigil was intended to express their outrage at the deaths, destruction and large-scale displacement in Lebanon resulting from Israeli military action.

Protesters included men, women and children, many carrying red-white-and-green Lebanese flags or placards calling for change in U.S. policy in the Middle East.

They gathered about 8 p.m. at Farragut Square, marched through Lafayette Square and circled slowly, and for the most part silently, for about two hours on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.

 

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