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Shep Smith on Baltimore Protests: Seems ‘Like Palestinians and the Israeli Army’ Fighting

While describing the ongoing protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith likened the escalating tensions between protesters and police officers to the Middle Eastern conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.

“Children are throwing brick bats at [police], and the police are apparently, from all we’ve seen, retaliating with the rocks thrown at them,” Smith said in shock. “It’s an extraordinary, almost — it felt for a moment there like, you know, the Palestinians and the Israeli army.”

Protests became increasingly violent over the weekend. A reporter was attacked and robbed by a group of demonstrators, while a photojournalist was roughed up and knocked to the ground by a group of police officers. On Sunday, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) defended the protesters, calling relations with police the “civil rights cause of this generation.”

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