Huge pro-Palestine protest surrounds White House, smoke bombs set off, progressives demand 'butcher' Biden be arrested for war crimes

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Pro-Palestinian activists demanding an end to the war in Gaza staged a massive protest that surrounded the White House, and there were smoke bombs ignited. Progressives vehemently demanded that President Joe Biden be arrested for war crimes for the U.S. involvement in the Israel-Hamas War.

Thousands of demonstrators descended on Washington on Saturday to demand a ceasefire in Gaza.

Julio Rosas – National Correspondent for Blaze Media – covered the protest and posted videos on his X social media account.

The crowd chanted: "Hey Joe Biden, you’re a sellout! Pack your bags and get the hell out! Biden you're a liar! We demand a ceasefire! How many kids have you killed today!"

Rosas reported that anti-Israel protesters were holding a banner that read: "Jihad of victory or martyrdom."

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Rosas also reported from the ground that the protesters "formed a mob and chased U.S. Park Police and Secret Service out of Lafayette Square after officers apparently tried to arrest someone." He noted that law enforcement was forced out of the park and retreated to "the boundaries of the protest."

Video shows demonstrators shouting: "F*** the police!"

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We got the guillotine you better run!

Video shows vandals defacing the statue of General Comte de Rochambeau in D.C.'s Lafayette Park with graffiti.

Footage from the pro-Palestine protest shows smoke bombs ignited outside of the White House.

One protester held up a sign that read: "We got the guillotine you better run!"

The "Surround the White House" protest was partly planned by progressive Code Pink – a self-described "feminist grassroots organization working to end U.S. warfare and imperialism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect resources into healthcare, education, green jobs, and other life-affirming programs."

Code Pink said of the protest:

June 8 marks eight months of US-Israeli genocide of the Palestinian people, and marks the 54th anniversary of the occupation of Gaza. A month ago, Biden said that the invasion of Rafah was a red line. But now, the invasion of Rafah has continued for weeks, has expanded to the entire Gaza Strip, Biden's red line is nowhere to be seen. Instead of following through and stopping military aid to Israel, Biden has authorized billions more in weapons shipments to be used to kill and massacre Palestinians. Biden can't draw the line, but we can. On June 8, we will come together from across the country and surround the White House. Wearing red, and raising our demands high, we will show the world that we are the red line. We demand an immediate ceasefire, an immediate end to the siege on Gaza, the freedom of all Palestinian prisoners, and an end to the occupation of Palestine.

A member of Code Pink wore a large Biden face and was dressed in a black and white prison uniform.

Code Pink posted a video of the Biden impersonator running and squealing as he is being chased down and arrested in a political skit. The Biden impressionist is seen crying as he is being hauled away in handcuffs.

The post was captioned: "ARREST BUTCHER BIDEN! Outside of the White House today, we 'arrested' the war criminal Biden."

The group also "arrested" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for allegations of war crimes committed in Palestine.

The Secret Service knew about the protests ahead of time and had erected anti-scale fencing.

U.S. Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi told Fox News, "In preparation for the events this weekend in Washington D.C. that have the potential for large crowds to gather, additional public safety measures, including anti-scale fencing, have been put in place near the White House complex."

President Biden was in France on Saturday, where he met with French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Quiet part out loud? Activist admits goal of violent protests in fiery pro-revolution speech

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At the People’s Conference for Palestine, Roua Daas, PhD candidate at Penn State, spoke openly about how college protests are being used to train students for violent revolution.

“We have worked to agitate our campuses and to illuminate these forces, but what we have learned in this moment, what has been reaffirmed in this moment, is that we cannot be isolated to campuses,” Daas began, adding that other students and the general public are being “encouraged to question or outright turn against the state.”

“Students have brought the war home. Students have also used mass demonstrations and disruptions on public property to capture public attention and then force the state and police to repress us in full public view,” she continued.

“Students feel the revolution. They feel it in their blood, they feel it in their soul, they feel it in their heart, and ultimately, that is what drives us.”

“So, what students have learned in this moment is how to exist on their campuses in disruptive ways. How to build revolutionary power, and how to utilize leverage points, which force universities to meet their demands,” Daas finished.

Dave Rubin is shocked by how blatantly she laid out their goals.

“It’s all scripted, it’s all trained, it’s well-funded, all of those things,” Rubin says.

“They have breeded a generation of young girls like this. Do you think that girl wants to usher in an America that you want to live in 10 years from now? No. She’s saying she wants revolution right now, she wants American imperialism to end and a revolution to happen right here,” he continues.

“And guess what guys, there are very few revolutions that aren’t bloody.”

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Watch: Anti-Israel protesters walk out on Jerry Seinfeld's Duke commencement speech, boo Jewish comedian, wave Palestinian flags

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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld not only got booed while delivering his commencement speech at Duke University, but anti-Israel protesters ruined the ceremony by walking out and waving Palestinian flags.

Video shows several students walking out during Seinfeld's commencement speech at Duke University on Sunday. The iconic Jewish comedian is seen being serenaded by boos and shouts of "Free Palestine" in the video.

Video of the college event shows a group of students walking out of their seats and carrying a Palestinian flag as soon as Seinfeld took the stage.

However, some students chanted a positive message of: "Jerry! Jerry!"

Seinfeld opened his commencement speech with a few jokes before advising graduates that there are "three real keys to life."

"Whatever you're doing, I don't care if it's your job, your hobby, a relationship, getting a reservation at M Sushi," the comedian stated. "Make an effort. Just pure, stupid, no-real-idea-what-I'm-doing-here effort. Effort always yields a positive value, even if the outcome of the effort is absolute failure of the desired result. This is a rule of life. Just swing the bat and pray is not a bad approach to a lot of things."'

"Find something where you love the good parts and don’t mind the bad parts too much — the torture you’re comfortable with," the "Seinfeld" star stated.

He added, "This is the golden path to victory in life. Work. Exercise. Relationships. They all have a solid component of pure torture, and they are all 1,000% worth it."

"I can't imagine how sick you are of hearing about following your passion. I say, the hell with passion," Seinfeld told the students. "Find something you can do. That would be great. If you try something and it doesn't work, that's okay, too. Most things do not work."

Seinfeld told graduates that he admires their generation's ambitions "to create a more just and inclusive society," but stressed that they should "not lose your sense of humor."

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In October, Seinfeld voiced his support on Instagram for Israel after the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks that killed more than 1,200 people and kidnapped an additional 252.

In December, Seinfeld reportedly visited the headquarters of the Hostages and Missing Families Forum in Tel Aviv and had an "emotional" meeting, according to Haaretz.

Seinfeld had previously received an honorary degree from Duke University.

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Duke students walk out of Seinfeld commencement speech

'SNL' tackles pro-Palestine campus protests: 'I'll tell you what ain't free: Columbia'

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"Saturday Night Live" addressed the pro-Palestine protests happening at college campuses across the country. The comedy skit show focused on the perspective of the parents paying exorbitant tuition for their children to skip classes to establish encampments.

A pro-Palestinian protest erupted on Tuesday at Columbia University, where dozens of demonstrators barricaded themselves in the university’s Hamilton Hall. There were 112 people arrested at Columbia on Tuesday, 32 were not affiliated with the university, according to an NYPD official.

There are reports that Columbia University is reconsidering holding commencement ceremonies because of security concerns stemming from the pro-Palestinian protests.

This week's cold open of "SNL" had parents of college students discussing the ongoing protests which have gotten aggressive in several instances.

Actors Kenan Thompson, Heidi Gardner, and Mikey Day played concerned parents of students participating in the alarming demonstrations during a talk show.

Gardner's character said of the college protests, "It's been tough. Now, I'm all for free speech, but I don’t understand what they think they’re accomplishing and that’s really putting a strain on me and my daughter’s relationship."

Thompson's character chimed in, "Nothing makes me prouder than young people using their voices to fight for what they believe in."

However, Thompson was in favor of other college students participating in the divisive protests, but his daughter "better have her butt in class."

When asked by the talk show host if he is proud that his daughter is out there protesting, Thompson fired back: "Nah man, you bugging. Alexis Vanessa Roberts better have her butt in class. Let me find out she in one of them damn tents instead of the dorm room that I pay for."

Another parent on the panel curiously pondered, "I thought you were in favor of the student protest?"

Thompson snapped back, "Man, I am supportive of y’all’s kids protesting, not my kid. My kid knows better. Shoot, Alexis Vanessa ain't crazy."

The host asked about Thomspon's feelings about students taking over Hamilton Hall.

"That's good for y’all’s kids. But they ain't mine. That's all I'm saying. They ain't my kids," he continued.

Gardner said she is worried that her daughter could be arrested during the protests.

“I ain’t worried about Five-O, that is not my business," Thompson stated. "My business is Alexis Vanessa Roberts. OK? She ain’t talking about 'no free this, free that,' because I tell you what ain’t free: Columbia. Do you all know that they got the nerve to want $68,000 a year?”

Thompson explained that he took up several jobs and was "busting his hump" so that he could send his daughter to Columbia University.

Speaking of his sacrifices for his daughter: "All of that just so she can say she got a degree in African American studies. It’s like, little girl, you’ve been black your whole life. You know what it is."

Gardner noted that some universities were canceling their commencement ceremonies due to the aggressive protests.

Thompson retorted, "I don’t think you get it. Alexis Vanessa will be graduated, even if I gotta do it myself."

There have been more than 2,100 people during anti-Israel protests at U.S. college campuses in recent weeks, according to Fox News.

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