I am in LA, I did not attend this. I went to the last counter demo of Stand ON Us 2012, I believe. Hundreds of Stand ON Us-ers rushed across the street and rained down spit on us. I looked into the sky and saw spit spit spit, little children were screaming and crying in fear. One Palestinian man had his arm broken. They had a security company for themselves that busied themselves harassing and NOT protecting Palestinian Solidarity protesters. This firm although hired by Stand ON Us were standing more on our side of the street than theirs. This Security firm allowed Stand ON Us-ers to cross the street to provoke, and did nothing when asked to remove them.
Stand ON Us is famously violent, they also like to try and infiltrate Palestinian activist meetings in LA, shut down art by Gazan children……in addition to curtailing free speech across our campuses.
Time was spent the day before at the Palestinian demo, explaining to a very young Palestinian girl why a Zionist would give her the middle finger, she was horrified . I myself have been kicked, had death threats called into my home, spit on and of course sexually harassed (they love this tactic). LA zionist are extremists and i dont think LA solidarity activists should counter their demos, we should turn our backs on them, we should be smart about how we deal with protest and our safety.