The demonstration, which took place on 31 May 2010 before the Turkish Embassy, was authorized by the Israeli authorities.

The protesters joyously celebrated the boarding of the Turkish boats Marmara and Gazze by the Israeli Navy, which caused the death of 9 people leaving twenty others gravely wounded.

Turkey immediately recalled its Ambassador to Ankara.

Similar demonstrations were organised by Zionist groups in front of Turkish Embassies in other countries.

[Photo: one thousand people demonstrated before the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles, 1 June 2010.]