Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) was giving a pre-Election Day speech on Sunday when pro-Palestinian protesters ended it with a demand for a cease-fire in Gaza.
Booker attempted to continue despite the loud calls vying for attention during the event.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker interrupted by protesters demanding Gaza cease-fire https://t.co/pKCgc7NSqD
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"I want to call out to everybody right now. These final hours. This is what’s on the ballot," Booker began his speech. "We should know in New Jersey how privileged we are. There are so many places in our country right now … where people want to make sure… that we have…" Booker stated.
"This is what makes America great," Booker responded to the protesters. "The power to protest. The power to have free speech. The power of America."
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"This exchange comes amid a massive conflict between Israel and Gaza. A group of Hamas terrorists invaded the Jewish state on Oct. 7 and reportedly killed at least 1,400 Israelis, many of whom were civilians," the Post Millennial reported.
"Hamas currently holds around 250 Israelis who have been taken hostage, and Israel has said a cease-fire will be out of the question until they are also allowed to return home," it continued.
Pro-Palestinian protests have grown in multiple parts of the nation in recent weeks as part of a cease-fire movement in support of Gaza.
Israel entered Gaza three weeks after the Hamas terror attacks in efforts to shut down the group's operations and rescue hostages. Some have argued against the retaliation, claiming that the military operations harm the civilians in Gaza.
The controversy continues to grow through events like the one in New Jersey where even Democrats are facing opposition for supporting Israel against terrorist actions.
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