Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters arrived at Capitol Hill Wednesday, with many arrested over their actions that called for a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war.
Dozens were arrested inside the Capitol Building, bringing back memories of the Jan. 6 riots two years ago.
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"Thousands of demonstrators swarmed the area in and around the Cannon House Office Building on Wednesday, many wearing black T-shirts reading, 'Jews say ceasefire now!'" Fox News reported.
"About 300 protesters were arrested, including at least three who face charges of assault on a police officer, U.S. Capitol Police told Fox News. Police also confirmed to Fox News that demonstrators inside the Cannon Rotunda will be charged with illegally protesting inside a House office building," it added.
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"The rally in Washington DC was organised by two fringe left-wing Jewish campaign groups, Jewish Voice for Peace and If Not Now, which advocate against the State of Israel," the BBC reported.
"Police closed streets around the Capitol complex on Wednesday, saying a large group of protesters were walking in the road," it continued.
The protests came the same day President Joe Biden traveled to Israel to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, offering America's support against Hamas.
The battle began on Oct. 7 when Hamas attacks killed over 1,300 people through rockets and terrorist attacks throughout the nation.
The conflict is the largest attack on the Jewish people since the Holocaust, with many referring to it as Israel's 9/11.
The protesters were soon stopped but it will be interesting to see how they are treated compared with those who stormed the Capitol two years ago following the controversy over the 2020 election.