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Pro-Ceasefire Protesters Disrupt Biden Speech at Church in Charleston, SC

HeadlineJan 09, 2024

President Biden denounced the poison of white supremacy on Monday during a speech at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where the white supremacist Dylann Roof shot dead nine Black parishioners in 2015. Many analysts say the speech was part of an effort by Biden to shore up support from Black voters. Biden’s speech was disrupted when a group of activists started chanting “ceasefire now.”

President Joe Biden: “Without light, there’s no path from this darkness.”

Protester: “If you really care about the lives lost here, then you should honor the lives lost and call for a ceasefire in Palestine!”

Protesters: “Ceasefire now! Ceasefire now! Ceasefire now! Ceasefire now! Ceasefire now! Ceasefire now!”

As the protesters calling for a ceasefire were removed from the church, supporters of Biden started chanting “four more years.” President Biden then addressed the protest.

President Joe Biden: “I understand their passion. And I’ve been quietly working — I’ve been quietly working with the Israeli government to get them to reduce and significantly get out of Gaza. I’ve been using all that I can to do that.”

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