Pro-Palestinian protesters who engaged in a confrontation with law enforcement at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in Washington, D.C., last week were harshly criticized by a Jewish House Democrat.
Jake Tapper of CNN posed the query to which the congressman replied during a sit-down discussion on “State of the Union.”
“I was very disappointed to see what happened over at the DNC the other day,” Raskin said during the appearance.
“For those who are somehow tempted to engage in pushing and shoving … I’m totally opposed to that. They should study the history of non-violent movements in America,” he continued.
Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin: "I was very disappointed to see what happened over at the DNC the other day. I mean, I'm glad that there are young people that are taking an interest in peace and social justice…" pic.twitter.com/Dil6WeKe0b
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Raskin also stated that there was currently “anti-semitism everywhere.”
On Wednesday night, an approximate count of 200 individuals gathered in front of the DNC headquarters with the purpose of advocating for a cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip.
The Strip is the location of the conflict between Hamas and Israeli forces, which are backed by the United States and are engaged in an effort to liberate hundreds of hostages believed to be held in the enclave after terrorist attacks in Israel last month.
According to a statement released by the U.S. Capitol Police, members of Congress were present in the building when the protesters disregarded DNC directives to retreat.
Protesters inside of the Capitol on January 6th at the supposed “Insurrection” vs. Pro-Palestine protesters at the DNC headquarters this week pic.twitter.com/0LPOexp2Ko
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The Capitol Police, in describing how the protesters were “not peaceful,” stated that the crowd punched and pepper-sprayed officers, rearranged dumpsters in front of the exits, and attempted to retrieve a bike rack.
Six officers sustained injuries, including pepper spray and physical assault, and one individual was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer.