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Judge won't stop pro-Palestinian protests at synagogue

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Posted at 4:54 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 16:54:49-04

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop pro-Palestinian protests outside a synagogue in one of Michigan’s most liberal cities.

The protests have regularly occurred for nearly 20 years during Sabbath services at Beth Israel Synagogue in Ann Arbor.

The signs say “Jewish Power Corrupts” and “Resist Jewish Power.”

Some members said their right to worship is violated by offensive signs that cause emotional distress.

But federal Judge Victoria Roberts says the protests are protected by the First Amendment.

The judge says the protesters aren't preventing people from attending services.