Capitol Police Testimony Shatters Liberal Narrative

Additional details on the violent pro-Palestinian protest outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) offices in Washington, DC, on Wednesday night, were released by the United States Capitol Police (USCP) on Thursday.

Tensions over the violent conflict between Israel and Hamas boiled over once again when police and protestors battled outside the Democratic National Committee offices during a demonstration calling for a cease-fire in the fighting.

A campaign reception was being held inside the building when it was disrupted by chanting outside. Many Democratic politicians and candidates, including House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, were there. Demonstrators said they would block roads to draw lawmakers to their candlelight vigil, where they would urge a stop to the fighting. Many wore black shirts with the phrase “Cease Fire Now.”

As demonstrators and police fought it out outside the Democratic National Committee offices, lawmakers were forced to vacate the premises.

Several Democrats turned to social media to reveal that they were among the MPs evacuated from the building following the start of protesters outside. Around 8:30 p.m., officers from the Capitol Police Department reported that they had to deal with some 150 protesters who had gathered illegally and violently near the building.

But things went downhill rapidly. According to the U.S. Capitol Police, some 150 people were participating in unlawful and violent protests in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington. Demonstrators blamed the police, saying that policemen had charged at them without warning.

Protesters used dumpsters to block the entrances to the DNC building, pepper sprayed cops, and tried to steal the bike rack. Police officers attempted to clear the area by pushing and tugging on the crowd to get them away from the doors.

The USCP said in a press statement that the mob ignored legitimate demands to disperse so that Congresspeople could safely leave the Democratic National Convention. They say they have handled many protests, but none as violent as last night.

One of the approximately 200 demonstrators was taken into custody by police.

Authorities say they saw Ruben Arthur Camacho throw a police officer against a garage door and punch her in the face before they arrested him. A total of six cops experienced injuries.