Protestors demand cease-fire in Israel-Hamas conflict (includes video story)

The group, Jewish Voices for Peace, gathered at the Capitol complex demanding a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war and also criticized the U.S. military support for Israel.

Multiple leaders voiced their opposition to military funding for Israel, including Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib who expressed her disappointment with the current administration.

“It is inhumane for my colleagues to allow that to continue and say nothing,” said Tlaib.

Protestors condemned the deaths of innocent people on both sides. After the speeches concluded, the group marched around Capitol Hill.

They made their way inside the Cannon House building where tensions heightened. Early reports say that capitol police arrested roughly 300 demonstrators for entering the capitol and continuing rallies after police commanded them to stop.


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