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Protesters Target Biden Administration over U.S. Backing of Israel’s Genocide in Gaza

HeadlineFeb 01, 2024

Protests against the U.S.-funded war in Gaza continue across the country. Activists have been camped outside the Virginia home of Secretary of State Antony Blinken for a week, loudly chanting slogans through megaphones like “Secretary of genocide” and encouraging passing cars to honk.

On Capitol Hill, five activists with CodePink were arrested earlier this week as the group disrupted a House hearing on the U.S.’s decision to suspend funding for UNRWA, the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees.

Yesterday, members of the Arab American community in Dearborn, Michigan, gathered to protest against Biden ahead of his visit today to the key swing state, and just weeks ahead of Michigan’s February 27 presidential primary.

Samraa Luqman: “I voted for Bernie Sanders, which tells you where I was on the spectrum. And to have a person like me to go from that extreme to say that I’m now willing to vote for Trump in order to oust Genocide Joe, it’s really a testament to how Biden has lost big time within my community.”

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