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“Let Gaza Live!”: Activists Disrupt Glitzy Biden Fundraiser with Barack Obama, Bill Clinton

HeadlineMar 29, 2024

Here in New York, President Biden appeared with former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton at a massive campaign fundraiser at Radio City Music Hall Thursday. The star-studded event featured musical performances, and the conversation with the three presidents was moderated by “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert. Outside the venue, thousands of activists gathered to protest U.S. support for Israel’s war on Gaza.

Lamees Mohamed: “It’s an issue of them funding and facilitating this genocide that’s carried out by Israel. They are supporting the death of over 40,000 people. And this is not the first time they’ve supported death and war. And people are sick of that. People are going hungry in this city. People don’t have a place to sleep. And all the while, we’re sending billions of dollars to Israel to kill Palestinians and to steal their land.”

Inside the event, activists repeatedly disrupted Biden’s conversation, shouting “Stop Arming Israel!”, “Let Gaza Live!” and “Shame on you!” The event disruption was organized by a coalition including Adalah Justice Project, Palestinian Youth Movement, Jewish Voice for Peace and Sunrise Movement. We’ll hear more voices from the protest later in the broadcast.

A new Gallup poll found that 55% of Americans disapprove of Israel’s military actions in Gaza, up 10 percentage points from November.

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