Defying Ban on Demonstration, pro-Palestinians Burn Israeli Flags in Paris

3,000 protesters take to streets of French capital; police on alert for more clashes at planned rally and possible showdown with Jewish Defense League.

To the up to 4,000 pro-Palestinians who protested in Paris this weekend, there was no question they had to defy the authorities' ban against their demonstration. Their appeal against the decision had been turned down by a court on Friday, but they showed up as planned outside Barbès metro station in the north of the French capital.