Despite several Capitol Cops being injured in the exchange, only a single arrest has been announced so far.
It was an unlawful assembly at the Capitol. We all know how the press would be characterizing them if it could be blamed certain on red hats with white letters. But what about when the troublemakers come from the left-wing voting block?
They pretty much get the same treatment as Antifa or BLM did.
Here was a status update on social media:
All House Office Buildings Locked Down. No exit or entry due to pro-Palestinian demonstration on Capitol Hill
From USCP: All House buildings: Significant demonstration activity, no entry or exit is permitted at this time. You may move throughout the buildings.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) November 16, 2023
And some ‘mostly peaceful’ footage.
🚨#BREAKING: Capitol police are now in riot gear as all members inside the Democratic National Committee Headquarters have been evacuated during a private event. Authorities are advising everyone to stay away from the area due to violent protests. pic.twitter.com/35B5Ksn8sZ
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) November 16, 2023
Police in D.C. pull away violent leftist pro-Palestine protesters occupying the Democratic National Committee headquarters. pic.twitter.com/taoycYlD4T
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 16, 2023
Exits were blocked. It was a volatile and dangerous situation.
Hundreds of “violent” anti-Israel protesters clashed with US Capitol Police Wednesday evening during a rally outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC — prompting the evacuation of politicians inside.
Video shows dozens of officers in riot gear desperately pushing back the unruly protesters as they charged toward the Canal Street and Ivy Street, SE building.
The rioters were also seen trying to grab hold of metal barricades as the officers rushed in to make arrests.
About 150 people were “illegally and violently protesting” outside the office, Capitol Police wrote on X. — NYPost