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Jerusalem: Protesters flood Chicago streets against Trump’s decision

Trump in a major policy address had on Wednesday announced to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and also to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Trump in a major policy address had on Wednesday announced to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and also to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The move was well appreciated by Israel, but has resulted in outrage in the Middle East and opposition from many American partners and allies. Protesters are seen carrying a large Palestinian flag as they march through the streets of Chicago's famed Loop to protest President Trump's announcement . Source: AP Photo

The White House Friday defended the decision of President Donald Trump, asserting that it was a “reflection of the ground realities” and the US was committed to the peace process. A protester hold a placard written " Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel" at in Federal Plaza in Chicago. Source: AP Photo

An effigy of President Donald Trump is carried into the Federal Plaza in Chicago as protesters gather for a rally and march against President Trump's announcement Source: AP Photo

Palestinians have grown increasingly concerned that any plan Trump unveils will shortchange them, a fear that deepened with Trump’s formal endorsement of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, upending decades of US policy that the ancient city’s status must be decided in negotiations. Jerusalem is home to sites holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians. Source: AP Photo

A protester stands outside Federal Plaza chanting slogans " free Jerusalem" Source: AP Photo

Donald Trump in his address said, “Israel is a sovereign nation with the right to determine its own capital and acknowledging this is necessary for peace in the region.” He also stated why Jerusalem should be viewed as its capital saying, “Jerusalem is not just the heart of three great religions but also the heart of one of the most successful democracies in the world.” Source: AP Photo