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​​Pro-Palestinian protestors gather outside Biden fundraising event

Pro-Palestinian protestors gathered outside of the Democratic party’s largest-ever fundraiser on Saturday night in Los Angeles to express their outrage with President Biden’s policies on Gaza in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. 

Biden is attending a fundraiser, hosted by actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts, at the Peacock Theatre, which had raised a record $28 million before the event kicked off, according to the Biden campaign.

In a statement to The Hill, the Biden campaign wrote that “the President believes making your voice heard and participating in our democracy is fundamental to who we are as Americans. He shares the goal for an end to the violence and a just, lasting peace in the Middle East. He’s working tirelessly to that end.” 

Two Twitter accounts affiliated with the protest posted videos of groups of people protesting outside of the fundraiser.

“Large numbers of pro-Palestine protesters gathered outside Peacock Theater to protest Joe Biden’s planned fundraiser,” wrote the Glendale Project on X. 

The video shows people chanting, “Biden, Biden, we want a cease-fire.” 

Protestors were seen gathering around 5 p.m. Pacific time, and the event itself kicked off at 6 p.m. It is unclear how many people were present at the protest. 

The Secret Service was not immediately available for comment. 

Earlier this week, Vice President Harris’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” was disrupted by pro-Palestinian protesters, who shouted things including, “15,000 children dead because of you!” and “Stop the genocide!”

Gaza has become a divisive political topic in recent months, with more than 200 encampments springing up on college campuses across the nation in protest of U.S. policy on Gaza. 

Source: The Hill

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