No Arrests Made in Pro-Palestinian Protest Near White House

Officials announced that no arrests were made following the anti-Israel protest on Saturday in which demonstrators vandalized a park next to the White House.

“Thousands of protesters from across the country descended upon downtown D.C. to pressure the Biden administration into forcing a ceasefire on Israel following its weekend military operation in the Gaza Strip that freed four hostages. Slogans such as “Israel go to hell, Hamas is justified”  and “Death to Amerikkka” were graffitied on city property, and protesters blocked traffic as they held signs reading, “F— Israel. Stand with Hamas.” Other chants included, “Kill another Zionist now” and “Death to Israel,” the Free Beacon reported.

A D.C. police spokesman confirmed that it “made no protest related arrests yesterday,” while a U.S. Park Police spokesman said the agency “did not make arrests during demonstration activity yesterday.”

“The U.S. Secret Service made no arrests associated with the demonstration that took place near the White House complex June 8,” the agency spokesperson said.

Hundreds of anti-Israel protesters circled outside of the White House during the demonstration, vandalizing a statue and assaulting a U.S. Park Police officer.

The protest occurred after Israel rescued an additional four hostages out of Hamas captivity.