Protesters, demanding a ceasefire clashed with police outside the Democratic National Committee’s Washington headquarters. “Was just evacuated from the DNC after pro-terrorist, anti-Israel protesters grew violent, pepper spraying police officers and attempting to break into the building,” wrote Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.). “Apparently, these pro-Hamas demonstrators want Republicans to prevail in the next congressional election.”
“Right now, our officers are working to keep back approximately 150 people who are illegally and violently protesting in the area of Canal Street and Ivy Street, SE,” wrote the Capitol Police. “Officers are making arrests. All Members have been evacuated from the area. Please stay away from the area.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) thanked Reps. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.) “for joining 20 of their House colleagues in signing a letter to President Biden and Secretary Blinken calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.”
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is part of “a secret social-media group in which its members have glamorized Hamas in its war battle with Israel.”
Three Jewish students sued New York University for allegedly not doing enough to curb antisemitism on campus. “Whereas pro-Hamas faculty and students are permitted to engage in vicious antisemitic hate speech, Jewish students are told to keep quiet, maintain a low profile, avoid making waves, and call a wellness hotline,” they allege.
Columbia University students and faculty wrote letters and the Palestinian Student Union organized a protest—both in support of Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace, which the university banned recently.
Dublin protesters called for the Israeli ambassador to be expelled.
A 33-year-old Ottawa woman was charged with attempted arson at a hospital, where police found a gasoline spill. “We do not believe that this incident was hate-motivated, however it is related to the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza,” said the Ottawa police, although a hospital spokesperson said messages the woman allegedly wrote were antisemitic.
Vancouver police arrested two people who were among 250 anti-Israel protesters who gathered outside a restaurant where Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was dining. “One officer was injured and taken to hospital for treatment after being punched in the face and having her eyes gouged,” the CBC reported.