Gaza protest heats up in downtown Calgary

A downtown protect over the conflict in Gaza got loud and rowdy.
Hundreds of people gathered in front of City Hall on Friday evening to demand a cease-fire. (Meghann Dionne/Radio-Canada)

A downtown protest over the conflict in Gaza got loud and rowdy on Friday.

About 400 or 500 Palestinian supporters were on one side of the street near Calgary City Hall, while a handful of Israeli supporters were on the other, say Calgary police. 

Several fights broke out between protesters, but no arrests were made, said police. 

Police had to bring in extra officers to keep control of the crowd.

Calgary police called in extra forces to deal with the large crowds at the Israel-Palestine conflict protest. (Mike Symington/CBC)