(ReliableNews.org) – President Joe Biden has taken a lot of heat in recent weeks for his staunch support of Israel. Although the administration is calling on the Israeli government to put a ceasefire in place, activists are still angry. They took their message to the nation’s capital recently.
On Saturday, November 4, tens of thousands of protesters descended on Washington, DC. The activists marched through the streets, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Israel has been dropping bombs on the Gaza Strip since militants from its leading political party, Hamas, carried out a vicious terrorist attack on innocent Israelis on October 7. More than 1,000 Israelis lost their lives in what the government has described as Israel’s September 11th. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised the war will continue until they eradicate Hamas.
The protesters in DC called Biden “Genocide Joe” for his support of Israel and held signs that read “free Palestine” and “End the Siege on Gaza Now.” They placed Palestinian flags on statues and monuments. Others were accused of vandalizing property.
The Metropolitan Police Department issued a press release on Saturday saying there were “minor incidents” during the protests, “including property damage.” Officers arrested one person for alleged vandalism. The department was also investigating other reports of vandalism to police cars and a train station.
In the early morning hours of November 5, protesters gathered in front of the White House. Some of the activists attempted to scale the fences while others threw items at the Secret Service agents who were protecting Biden’s official residence. Protesters threw red paint at the fence, to signify the blood that has been spilled during the war.
According to other reports, the protesters painted graffiti on buildings near the Israeli embassy that called for the deaths of Jewish people. The Hezbollah flag, representing a terrorist organization out of Lebanon, was also reportedly spotted among the demonstrators.
More than 11,000 Israelis and Palestinians died during the terrorist attack and war.
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