Pro-Palestinian Protesters Stage ‘Insurrection’ In US Capitol

On Wednesday, a group of pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol demanding a ceasefire that would benefit the Hamas terrorist organization.

The activists staged their protest inside the Cannon Rotunda, which is part of the Cannon House Office building. Though it is separate from the actual U.S. Capitol building, it is considered part of the Capitol complex and is the oldest congressional office building on Capitol Hill.

Videos of the demonstration showed activists chanting “ceasefire now” and demanding that Congress stop Israel from fighting back against the terrorist group that killed more than 1,400 Israelis on October 7.

Conservatives on social media likened the incident to an “insurrection,” with several pointing out that many January 6 defendants were imprisoned for similar conduct.
“This is currently the scene in the Cannon House Office building, which has been taken over by pro-Hamas demonstrators. I’ve been reliably informed that storming a government building means pre-trial solitary confinement for at least a year,” commentator Greg Price wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Apparently it’s ok to storm the Capitol, stage an insurrection inside, and interrupt a congressional hearing. But only if you’re protesting on behalf of Palestine” wrote conservative commentator Benny Johnson.

“A group of pro Palestinian insurrectionists stormed the Capitol today. Have any of them been arrested, hunted down, or thrown in gulags yet? Will any of them get 17-22-year prison sentences?” asked popular X account Libs of TikTok.

Libs of TikTok went on to point out that pro-Hamas Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) “incited the insurrection” with a speech to the protesters outside the Capitol — where she pushed the claim that an Israeli air strike was responsible for the explosion at a Gaza hospital on Tuesday evening, despite evidence confirming the strike was caused by a rocket misfire from terrorists attempting to strike Israel.

“Rashida Tlaib lied to a crowd of protesters. They then stormed the Capitol in an act of violence. It’s looking like she incited the insurrection today. When will she be investigated by Jack Smith?” Libs of TikTok wrote.

According to the U.S. Capitol Police, roughly 300 activists were arrested during the demonstration — including at least three people who were arrested for attacking police officers. The Capitol Police noted in a series of posts on X that “Demonstrations are not allowed inside Congressional Buildings” and explained that they had “warned the protestors to stop demonstrating and when they did not comply we began arresting them.”

In a statement to Fox News, the Capitol Police confirmed that the activists would be charged with illegally protesting inside a House office building.
Authorities later confirmed that protesters had been cleared from the building at 6 p.m.