Not in Our Name! Jewish Activists Arrested at U.S. Congress Sit-in Calling for Gaza Ceasefire

The human rights organisation Jewish Voice for Peace says that 500 people were arrested at their protest against “Israel’s ongoing oppression of Palestinians” in Washington DC on Wednesday. The protestors sat on the floor of the lobby of the US Congress building, unfurling a large banner that said ceasefire as they were surrounded by police. “We shut down Congress to draw mass attention to the US complicity in Israel’s ongoing oppression of Palestinians,” the group said. The US Capitol Police said it cleared the rotunda, around one hour ago, and that it is still processing arrests. Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC.

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