Violent Pro-Palestinian Protest Breaks Out at DNC Headquarters Injuring Capitol Police

( – Pro-Palestine protests are still taking place, more than a month after the terrorist attack that left 1,400 Israelis dead. On Veterans Day weekend, demonstrators ripped American flags down in New York City and replaced them with Palestine flags. Most recently, half a dozen cops were injured after demonstrations in the nation’s capital.

On November 15, protesters descended on the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Washington, DC. Several lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), were in the building to attend a fundraiser at the time of the protests. The Capitol police evacuated the elected officials from the area to protect them from the angry demonstrators.

Jewish Voice for Peace Action organized the protest after a candlelight vigil elsewhere. The US Capitol Police stated about 150 people were “illegally and violently protesting” outside of the DNC’s headquarters. Officers responded by pepper spraying the crowd and attempting to push them back. In a series of updates on X, formerly Twitter, the police department said people were being arrested and urged residents to steer clear of the neighborhood.

Later, the department announced six law enforcement officers suffered injuries in the melee. The injuries ranged from minor cuts to officers being punched and pepper sprayed. They arrested one of the protesters for assaulting an officer.

The protest organizers told the press that the police attacked the demonstrators for no reason. They claimed officers injured 100 protesters. Sumaya Awad, a member of the NYC Democratic Socialists of America, told The Washington Post that officers responded “with brute force” and gave demonstrators “no warning.”

Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) praised law enforcement for evacuating lawmakers. He said he was “keenly aware that it could have been much worse.” Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) said the incident “rattled [her] more than January 6th did,” referring to the Capitol Hill riot in 2021.

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