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A pro-Palestinian protest took place in downtown Ottawa on Monday morning as tensions in the Middle East continue to increase with the Israel-Hamas war entering its seventh month.

Protesters were seen holding signs calling for a ceasefire gathered and blocked the front entrance of the Export Development Canada (EDC) building at 150 Slater Street.

Organizers say the protest was part of a “coordinated economic blockage” in support of Palestine. Protesters are calling on Canada to stop sending arms to Israel, who they say is fueling the killing of thousands in the Gaza Strip.

In a statement to CTV News Ottawa, EDC said pamphlets distributed at the protest claiming that EDC has facilitated arms exports to Israel are inaccurate.

“EDC has a Defence and Security Positionthat prohibits us from providing support to …

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