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        8/8/2011, Av 8, 5771

      Women in Green to March Past Damascus Gate


      Tens of thousands of people were at the Kotel Monday night for the recitation of Kinot, dirges for Tisha B'av, and to pray for the Final Redemption and the coming of the Messiah.

      The Women in Green group planned to march around the walls of the Old City Monday night, despite police imploring them to stay away from the area of the Damascus Gate. Police sought to convince the group to avoid the area with a large Arab population in order to avoid tension as Arabs celebrated the end of the daily Ramadan fast. The group insisted on continuing its traditional Tisha B'av march, now in its 18th year.