BREAKING: Pro-Palestinian protesters clash with police as they try to storm DNC headquarters in DC

Many of those storming the building wore shirts reading "Cease Fire Now."

Libby Emmons Brooklyn NY
Leftist protesters stormed the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC on Wednesday night demanding that Democrats in the White House, House and Senate call for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Many of those storming the building wore shirts reading "Cease Fire Now."

Agitators shot footage of the altercations that ensued between protesters and police. Police tried to push the mob back off of the building, and at least one person fell down a set of brick stairs.

The protesters swarmed around the building and officers attempted to contain them.

A woman wearing one of the t-shirts calling for a cease fire said "We're outside the DNC, we're outside the Democratic Party headquarters, because this party claims to be on the side of life and peace and equality and we're saying we want them to live up to their values and oppose this horrific war and call for a cease fire now." She complained about the police attempting to prevent the protesters from gaining access to the building.

The camera person filing her tirade switched to show police officers taking protesters away.

The US Capitol Police posted about the demonstration, saying "Right now our officers are working to keep back approximately 150 people who are illegally and violently protesting in the area of Canal Street and Ivy Street, SE. Officers are making arrests. All Members have been evacuated from the area. Please stay away from the area." They were joined by metropolitan police in their efforts to prevent the riot.

They announced road closures in the area due to the mass protest. 

Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna said that the "Capitol offices just went into lockdown becuase of these clowns." She was stuck in her office with her baby.

The protest at the DNC comes one day after a peaceful protest attended by many Jewish groups advocating in support of Israel. Tensions have been high since Israel was attacked on October 7 by Palestinian terror group Hamas. Israel declared war and informed those living in Gaza to evacuate to the south of the territory in advance of a bombing campaign.

Global protests sprung up in defense of Gaza, which is viewed as the victim of Israel, which is seen as the oppressor. This despite the fact that Israel was attacked by a violent terrorist group that had been planning the deadly attack for two years and did so knowing and anticipating a roundly decisive response from Israel against the population of Gaza.
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