Headline RoundupNovember 5th, 2023

Pro-Palestine Protesters March on Washington D.C., Expressing Anger at Biden

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Tens of thousands of Pro-Palestine protesters marched on Washington, D.C. on Saturday to express their discontent with President Joe Biden over his support of Israel.

The Details: Protesters descended upon the White House gates, where they accused Biden of supporting genocide. According to the New York Post (Lean Right bias) one protester was arrested for destruction of property around 5:30 PM, and the protests ended “abruptly” and peacefully around 8 PM. Unofficial reports suggest over 100,000 people took part in the protest. Protests also took place in London and New York on Saturday.

Key Quotes: Rapper Macklemore, who attended the D.C. rally, said from a stage in Freedom Plaza, “We’ve been told to just be complicit to protect our careers, to protect our interests — and I’m not going to do it anymore. I know enough that this is a genocide.” A New York Post reporter said, “It was remarkable that it ended peacefully. (With) many families in the fired-up crowd, it could have been bad.” David Horowitz, a Jewish-American activist, said, “We should be calling for a ceasefire, and instead they’re talking about a ‘pause’, which isn’t really a stoppage of anything.”

How The Media Covered It: Media across the spectrum highlighted protesters’ disdain for Biden and a number of protesters who said they would not vote for Biden in 2024. The New York Post reported that some protesters chanted “Allahu Akbar,” and defaced White House gates.

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