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Chaos At The White House As Pro-Palestinian Protesters Create ‘Red Line’

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It was a chaotic scene outside of the White House as pro-Palestinian protesters descended on the nation’s capital on Saturday.

One of the protesters was seen with a Hamas headband on, showing support for the terrorist organization, and holding a bloody face mask of President Joe Biden, Fox News reported.

The report said that others wore similar headbands, waved Palestinian flags, chanted “Down, down occupation,” and one burned an American flag.

“Holding signs that accused Biden of being on “the wrong side of history,” protesters converged on the White House Saturday morning after security measures at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue were tightened in anticipation of the planned demonstration,” the report said.

“Protesters waved Palestinian flags, chanted ‘Free Palestine!’ and held signs, urging Biden to stop his support for Israel.

“Although the protest started out peacefully, hostile demonstrators soon began targeting park rangers, shouting ‘F-you, fascist!’ and ‘piggy, piggy, oink, oink!’” it said.

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Some protesters made a human chain around the White House that they referred to as “the people’s red line,” an allusion to President Biden saying that Israel invading Rafah would be a red line.

President Biden was not at the White House at the time of the protest as he has been in France commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

“There is no world in which I can confidently vote for” President Biden, Nas Issa, a spokeswoman for the Palestinian Youth Movement, said to The New York Times. If the president “doesn’t change course and hold Netanyahu and the Israeli government at large to account, under what circumstances would it be acceptable to any person of conscience to vote for him?” she said.

Former President Donald Trump has taken a strong stance against the anti-Israel protesters on college campuses.

Trump criticized the anti-Israel protests on U.S. college campuses as a “radical revolution” and pledged to expel any foreign students involved if he were re-elected.

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“One thing I do is [with] any student that protests — I throw them out of the country. You know, there are a lot of foreign students,” Trump told a group of donors during a May 14 roundtable, according to the New York Post. “As soon as they hear that, they’re going to behave,” the 45th president added.

At least one of the donors allegedly expressed concern during the discussion about the potential for one of the student protesters to become a powerful politician in the future.

However, Trump told the contributors that he would try to put an end to the “radical revolution” occurring on college campuses, saying that it “has to be stopped now,” according to the Post.

In a statement to The Post on Monday, Karoline Leavitt, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, accused President Biden of giving the demonstrators more authority.

“Joe Biden has sided with radical leftist Democrats like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Talib and empowered antisemitic protestors destroying our college campuses and threatening to undermine our democracy,” Leavitt said.

“President Trump will side with Jewish Americans and American citizens, period, and he will not tolerate terrorist sympathizers on our college campuses,” Leavitt added.

Meanwhile, Trump told the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas back in October: “If you hate America, if you want to abolish Israel, if you sympathize with jihadists, then we don’t want you in our country, and you’re not going to be getting into our country. I will cancel the student visas of Hamas sympathizers on college campuses and all resident aliens who join in pro-Jihadist protests. Come 2025, we will find you, and we will deport you.”

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