Police make arrests as anti-Israel demonstrators confront Joe Biden in New York

 June 29, 2024

President Joe Biden followed up on his disastrous performance at this week's debate with a campaign event on Friday night in New York City.

While Biden has been a regular target for Republicans, he and First Lady Jill Biden were confronted by left-wing demonstrators, with police making several arrests. 

Anti-Israel group organized protest march against Biden's Middle East policies

According to the Washington Examiner, the president and first lady were in New York to celebrate the opening of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center.

As the Examiner pointed out, the gay-theme Stonewall Inn famously became the scene of a riot which lasted for days in 1969 after being raided by police.

However, Biden's presence was met with opposition from Within Our Lifetime, an anti-Israel group founded in 2015 which objects to his policies in the Middle East.

The group's protest march began at Madison Square Park and proceeded to make its way towards the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center.

Participants were prevented from reaching the event by New York City Police Department barricades which included bikes as well as sanitation vehicles.

Within Our Lifetime: "Genocidal politicians are not welcome in New York City"

Within Our Lifetime put out a flyer on social media which called upon demonstrators to show up at the event and "confront Genocide Joe."

"We are protesting Biden's pinkwashing event right now!" the flyer exclaimed. "Genocidal politicians are not welcome in New York City. Get there by any means necessary."

The organization went on to warn that "Genocide Joe and anyone who supports him or his genocide in Palestine will be met with protest everywhere they go."

Chicago police official pledges to maintain order at Democratic convention

The Democratic Party has scheduled its national convention in Chicago, and Fox News noted earlier this month that some are concerned about the possibility of riots similar to those seen during the 1968 Democratic Convention.

Those concerns were countered by Chicago Police Superintendent Larry Snelling, who said, "This will not be 1968. Our response as a Chicago Police Department will be a lot more deliberate."

What's more, Snelling further pledged that Chicago police officers will be "a lot more controlled because our officers are being trained in the best way possible to respond to any level of civil unrest."

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