A "March for Gaza" in Washington D.C. spiraled out of control over the weekend as rioters breached a safety fence outside the White House before being repelled by police.
Tens of thousands of protesters descended on the nation's capital ahead of the gathering, which kicked off with an Islamic call to prayer.
Demonstrators waved Palestinian and jihadist flags and wore keffiyehs to cover their heads and faces.
A Jihadist flag was seen and caused an additional confrontation pic.twitter.com/tReIzzYiV1— Wid Lyman (@Wid_Lyman) January 13, 2024
Metropolitan Police apprehended a man after a knife was pulled during an altercation.
Tensions rose as protesters converged on the White House and began shaking a security fence on the outer perimeter.
After nightfall, a riot broke out and participants began hurling projectiles at law enforcement as they struggled to maintain order.
At one point, rioters broke a section of the fence, forcing police to hold the barrier in place until it could be repaired.
Authorities eventually dispersed the crowd.
Border Hawk did not witness any arrests during or after the riot.
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