A group of protestors requiring a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war encountered Capitol Authorities outside the Democratic National Committee head office in Washington D.C. on Wednesday night.
Capitol Authorities said 6 of its officers were hurt in the clash with protestors and a single person was apprehended for attacking an officer.
According to the Associated Press, numerous Democratic legislators and prospects, consisting of Home Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, were inside the DNC structure when the demonstrations started.
Putting on black t-shirts with the motto “Cease Fire Now” the protesters stated they prepared to obstruct the entryways and exits of the structure to make sure the legislators would see their demonstration.
The authorities’s declaration implicated the almost 150 protestors at the website were acting “unlawfully and strongly.”
The protesters, nevertheless, informed AP they were holding a non-violent vigil which was met violence from the authorities.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) who was inside the DNC structure throughout the demonstrations, tweeted: “Was simply left from the DNC after pro-terrorist, anti-Israel protestors grew violent, pepper spraying law enforcement officer and trying to burglarize the structure. Thankful to the law enforcement officer who stopped them and for assisting me and my associates go out securely. Obviously, these pro-Hamas demonstrators desire Republican politicians to dominate in the next Congressional election.”
Among the groups taking part in the demonstration, IfNotNow provided a statement implicating the authorities of reacting strongly and “triggering over 90 injuries.” The declaration included: “Injuries to protesters vary from being pepper sprayed, small cuts, dragged by the hair, and being struck with authorities bikes. Protesters were choked and strongly dealt with by numerous officers simultaneously, tossed versus the wall, then got and got and tossed down the front stairs.”
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