An mob of Pro-Hamas and anti-Israel radicals descended on the White House on Saturday, chanting anti-Semitic slogans and attacking the gates.
The White House was vandalized with red paint as pro-Palestinian protesters shook the gate to one entrance.
Some protesters chanted, “F–k Joe Biden.”
“From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” the crowd cried at the start of the event.
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The New York Post reported:
The chant – which is growing increasingly popular in the wake of Hamas’ deadly incursion into southern Israel last month and Israel’s subsequent retaliatory attacks on Gaza – is widely considered antisemitic because it implies the elimination of the State of Israel and its people.
Others chanted, “Long live the Intifada,” an Arabic word used to refer to Palestinian uprising, specifically to conflicts that ran from 1987 and 1993 and from 2000 to about 2005 that left thousands dead.
Unofficial reports estimate more than 100,000 showed up to the protest, but DC Police could not confirm, telling The Post it does not estimate crowd size.
One man was arrested for destruction of property around 5:30 p.m., according to DC cops. It is unclear what he was destroying.
As the protesters began marching down the roadways of DC, many stopped outside the White House to yell for Biden to call for a ceasefire. Biden was at his Rehoboth Beach, Del., vacation home.
Around 6:30 p.m., protesters were smearing red paint on the gates of the White House and chanting: “Allahu akbar,” “F–k Joe Biden,” a Post reporter observed.
One demonstrator even scaled the security fence around the Executive Mansion to wave a Palestinian flag, X video showed.
Protesters accused President Biden of genocide as they descended upon the White House.
DC Police have been circling the White House via helicopter, according to an X user.
The tens of thousands of protesters — including rapper Macklemore — could be seen for miles as their roarous chants filled the streets since around 1 p.m.
Earlier in the day, an Israeli supporter — who was seen walking the streets with the country’s flag around his shoulders — was politely escorted away by police, according to the X poster.
The Post reporter said the protest was unlike any other he had ever witnessed.
“This one was distinguished by the defacing of the gate and pushing on it, chants of ‘Allahu akbar’ and thousands of Muslims, leftists and others chanting against Biden,” he said.
“It was remarkable that it ended peacefully. (With) many families in the fired-up crowd, it could have been bad.
“When gates were swaying tonight, one protester said to me, ‘It’s going to be all over’ if they were to open,” he added. “In the moment, it wasn’t hard to imagine hundreds going through the gate.”
Although the movement was mostly peaceful, several vandals seized the opportunity to deface the outside gate of the Executive Mansion with red paint, smothering the white bricks.