The protests are “a testament of just how much more support has grown around the Palestinian solidarity movement and that people really want to see change come,” Iman Abid-Thompson, director of advocacy at the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, told CNN. “This has now become a choice of morality. And I think you either choose to speak up and support the Palestinians or you choose to support a genocide,” Abid-Thompson said.
Protesters carrying palestinian 🇵🇸 flags spraying red paint on the White House northwestern gate and climbing the fences.This is their systematic behaviour, they demand respect with violence and disrespect. pic.twitter.com/hfQtoV9PAs — Ricardo Guiliani (@RicardoGuiliani) November 5, 2023
Ron Halber, executive director for the Jewish Community Relations Group, said the marchers “are wholeheartedly supporting a homicidal terrorist organization that slaughtered 1,400 Israelis in cold blood and has taken numerous civilians hostage including from our own country. “They are just incredibly misguided, uninformed and reactionary, and history will judge they have put themselves on the side of supporting terrorists versus a democracy trying to defend itself,” he said, according to Fox News. According to the CBC, one message of the protest was aimed at Biden’s re-election campaign.
Pro-Palestine insurrectionists scale the White House fence waiving the Palestinian Flag. I’m sure they will be hunted down, thrown in gulags, and given 17-22 year sentences. pic.twitter.com/notJMQJ3qM— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) November 5, 2023
“[It’s] the language of votes,” Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, said.
“Our message is no ceasefire, no votes…. No votes in Michigan. No votes in Arizona. No votes in Georgia…. No votes for you anywhere, if you do not call for a ceasefire now,” Awad said.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.