Pro-Palestinian protesters vandalized the gates of the White House with red paint and attempted to scale the fence around the president’s residence early Sunday morning, according to footage shared from the scene.
Protesters also placed Palestinian flags and signs on monuments around Washington DC.
BREAKING: Pro-Palestine protesters appear to be threatening to storm through the White House fences and are threatening Secret Service agents.Multiple video angles show hundreds of angry protesters up against the White House fence.They also threw red paint on the fence as… pic.twitter.com/zt3092X79x
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 5, 2023
One video from the gates of the White House showed a person with their face masked climbing on the fence while waving a Palestinian flag. Protesters were also filmed shouting “F&*k you” and “shame” at security officers on the other side of the fence.
A poster with a photo of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with the word “Wanted” above their heads was placed on the fence as well.
Riot organizer pushes ‘from the river to the sea’ chant
The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, one of the movements which organized the riot, wrote in a post on X (formerly Twitter) that hundreds of thousands of people took part in the event and that they would “keep resisting until Palestine is free.”
From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free! Stop the genocide in Gaza now. pic.twitter.com/bbMMXTUdGJ
— #DefendMasaferYatta USCPR (@USCPR_) November 4, 2023
The movement additionally wrote “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” in a post about the event, a slogan commonly used by Palestinian terrorist groups to refer to the absolute destruction of the State of Israel and the removal or murder of all Jews from the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.
Additional protests were held in a number of other cities worldwide on Saturday night and Sunday morning.