The Capitol Police were compelled to forcibly remove pro-Hamas protesters after they staged a demonstration to shut down the National Christmas Tree lighting.
The incident is yet another in a long line of disruptive actions carried out by the Hamas sympathizers.
Andrew Leyden, a freelance journalist, captured footage of the arrests.
Capitol Police arrest Gaza demonstrators at the Capitol Christmas Tree lighting. pic.twitter.com/vIoPoLlkdw
— Andrew Leyden (@PenguinSix) November 28, 2023
A number of demonstrators shouted ‘ceasefire now, ceasefire now!’ outside the Christmas tree ceremony honoring the traditional birthdate of Jesus Christ.
In mid-November, Pro-Palestine protesters clashed with police and surrounded the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters, forcing the evacuation of top Democratic lawmakers.
The police were called after some protesters attempted to enter the DNC building, resulting in clashes with Washington DC Metro Police.
Multiple arrests were reported as law enforcement works to prevent unauthorized access to the building and to maintain public order.
The police had to struggle to hold back the violent protesters.
Earlier in November, Grand Central Station was flooded by pro-Palestinian protesters.
“Hamas supporters in NYC have surrounded Grand Central Station and are attempting to breach the outer doors to reach police officers sheltering inside,” remarked @amuse.
“NYC police standby as Hamas supporters tear down American flags,” he added.
Hamas celebrating Veterans Day in NYC! pic.twitter.com/2ewiNWQahe
— @amuse (@amuse) November 11, 2023
“Hamas celebrating Veterans Day in NYC!” he quipped.
One day earlier, Anti-Israel demonstrators took over the a sitting U.S. Senator’s office on and demanded that the nation agree to broker an immediate ceasefire in Israel’s war with Hamas.
“Genocide Gillibrand has got to go,” the protestors chanted after occupying the senator’s office.
Anti-Israel protesters occupy Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office chanting "Genocide Gillibrand has got to go" pic.twitter.com/jdNZlTKXh8
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 10, 2023
“Rise up for Palestine,” they also chanted.
Jewish Voice for Peace, a radical group that the Anti Defamation League has called “anti-Israel,” put together the protest, which happened at the same time that Israel stepped up its military actions in Gaza.
JVP is the same group that staged what critics derisively referred to as an “insurrection” at the Capitol on October 18. The Cannon building, one of the buildings in the Capitol complex, was taken over, leading to a disruption of official proceedings.
U.S. Capitol Police arrested about 300 people who were protesting inside the rotunda of the Cannon House Office Building to demand that Congress pass a cease-fire resolution in the Israel-Gaza war amid an intensifying humanitarian crisis. https://t.co/JKi7SM4CY3 pic.twitter.com/SvC1WQvXsC
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 19, 2023
It should be noted that if MAGA/America First supporters had pulled such protests at the nation’s capitol, they would already be in a D.C. gulag awaiting trial for an “insurrection.”
According to recent survey findings, three-quarters of Palestinians support Hamas’ Oct. 7 attacks on Israel, which killed over 1,200 people, and almost as many want a Palestinian state “from the river to the sea.”
The study was performed by the independent Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD), a Palestinian public opinion research agency connected with Birzeit University in the West Bank.
As for Tuesday’s Christmas Tree lighting, it appears that all the hot gas emanating from the protesters chants knocked down the National Christmas Tree.
🚨 Biden’s White House Christmas tree got blown over by the wind.
So fitting for this administration pic.twitter.com/MWY8aFGHR6
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 28, 2023
A fitting analogy for America during Christmas under the Biden administration.