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Actress arrested at anti-Israel rally against Biden’s ‘Late Night’ appearance

Hunter Schafer, who starred in “The Hunger Games” held up a banner that called on the president to “stop arming genocide.”

Hunter Schafer
Hunter Schafer at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival on Feb. 16, 2024. Credit: Harald Krichel via Wikimedia Commons.

The New York City Police Department arrested dozens of activists on Monday at NBC’s headquarters at Rockefeller Center for their efforts to disrupt an appearance by U.S. President Joe Biden on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

Among them was Hunter Schafer, 25, an actor from the TV show “Euphoria” and the film “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (2023).”

Jewish Voice for Peace had organized the demonstration. It also announced Schafer’s arrest and commended her for “her commitment to Palestinian freedom and to a future of justice for everyone.”

Photos from the protest show Schafer wearing a “ceasefire now” shirt and a black facemask. Video posted by JVP shows her alongside other protesters chanting, “No more weapons, no more war, ceasefire’s what we’re fighting for” and “Joe Biden, we know you are here. You are not welcome in our city.”

Schafer held a banner with others that read “Jews to Biden—stop arming genocide.”

JVP claims that Schafer and 50 other activists were arrested; however, the NYPD told USA Today that 30 people were taken into custody and issued summons for trespassing.

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