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Heated exchange as group demonstrates outside Israel Pavilion at Folklorama

A vigil in front of the Israel Pavilion at Folklorama became heated on Tuesday night.

The group was holding a vigil for Palestinians who had been killed

A vigil in front of the Israel Pavilion at Folklorama became heated on Tuesday night. 2:53

A vigil in front of the Israel Pavilion at Folklorama became heated on Tuesday night.

A group of people gathered at the pavilion for a vigil recognizing the Palestinians who died during the fighting in Gaza in the summer of 2014.

The group held signs while the names of people who died were read aloud before being placed in a small casket.

Organizer Candice Bodnaruk said the demonstration was to raise awareness because "a lot of people have no idea what's going on."

The demonstration was set up across the street from the Asper Community Campus.

Police were already on the scene and had to direct some people off of the street.

Steven Glansberg got into a heated conversation with the demonstrators saying that it wasn't the right place to protest and that Folklorama was an event to bring people together.

The situation ended peacefully and the demonstration continued.