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Police, protesters violently clash outside Democratic National Committee headquarters

Protesters gathered outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Associated Press/Photo by Nathan Howard

Police, protesters violently clash outside Democratic National Committee headquarters

Police on Wednesday night evacuated Democratic lawmakers from the DNC headquarters in Washington as the demonstration turned violent. Officers tried to hold back about 150 people who U.S. Capitol Police say were “illegally and violently demonstrating” while calling for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas. Protesters blamed the police for the violence. Six officers were treated for injuries, and police arrested at least one person. During the incident, police rushed Democratic lawmakers into the basement for safety, said Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif. The protest came one day after a massive, peaceful rally of pro-Israel demonstrators at the National Mall.

What other protests are happening around the world? About 100 family members of Israeli citizens being held hostage by Hamas terrorists began a five-day march on Tuesday from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Participants are demanding the government do more to secure the release of about 240 people who were kidnapped last month. 

Dig deeper: Listen to Mary Muncy’s report on The WORLD and Everything in It podcast about anti-Semitism on American college campuses.

Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.

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