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Bomb squad called as homes of Austin, Sullivan hit with manure by anti-Israel activists

The Secret Service has started an investigation into one of the incidents.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (in foreground) meet at the Pentagon, March 26, 2024. Photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Alexander Kubitza/U.S. Department of Defense.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (in foreground) meet at the Pentagon, March 26, 2024. Photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Alexander Kubitza/U.S. Department of Defense.

Pro-Hamas demonstrators deployed a new tactic this week in targeting houses belonging to two top federal officials.

On Monday, video showed Palestinian Youth Movement activists dumping manure on the streets outside the homes of U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

The masked group accused the defense secretary of genocide, chanting, “Austin, Austin, you ain’t s***, we’ll keep fighting until you quit.” Those gathered at the national security advisor’s home repeated, “Sullivan, Sullivan, you can’t hide. You’re committing genocide!”

Like other protesters who timed their disruptions in the early morning, the group yelled: “Austin, Austin, rise and shine, occupation is a crime!”

Similar demonstrations occurred at the homes of the two U.S. leaders on Dec. 25.

Groups at each house also used red and green smoke that drew the bomb squad to Sullivan’s residence; the Secret Service is investigating the incident.

Sullivan and Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant on Monday.

Gallant would meet Lloyd the following day, prompting him to thank his American counterpart on social media “for hosting us at the Pentagon for an important discussion on operations required to destroy Hamas’ governing and terror capabilities, efforts to release the hostages, and ways to ensure regional stability in the face of threats on multiple fronts.”

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