Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of people gathered outside a Muslim-American civil rights group's Los Angeles fundraising event where Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was giving a speech Saturday, the Associated Press reports.

The details: The protesters accused Omar of saying anti-Semitic remarks, according to ABC News7. Protesters held signs saying "burn the Koran," "Ilhan Omar go to hell," and “shame on you terrorists" at the Council of American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles event, a Los Angeles Daily News Ariella Plachta said in a Twitter post.

  • "A mix of MAGA hats, Jewish community members and Evangelical pro-Israel types," Plachta‏ tweeted.
  • A small group of counter-protesters displayed signs at the Woodland Hills event declaring "I stand with Ilhan." They told told ABC News7 the 37-year-old freshman Democrat was being unfairly targeted because she's black and Muslim.

The backdrop: Omar apologized in February for using language perceived as anti-Semitic while criticizing pro-Israel lobby's influence. There was further controversy this month when she suggested lawmakers and activists who support Israel hold "allegiance to a foreign country." The House passed a March resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry. The resolution was briefly delayed and language amended amid concern it unfairly singled out Omar.

Go deeper: House passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism, other bigotry

Go deeper

Stocks close down more than 3%

Photo: Alexi Rosenfeld via Getty Images

Stocks took a hit on Wednesday, with the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrials Average and Nasdaq dropping more than 3% across the board.

Why it matters: The volatility is a break from the stock market grinding higher in the face of spiking coronavirus cases, a stalling economy and gridlocked negotiations over an additional stimulus package.

Zeta, now a Category 2 Hurricane, closes in on Louisiana coast

The probable path of Zeta, per the National Hurricane Center. Photo: NHC/NOAA

Zeta strengthened on Wednesday afternoon, on track to make landfall along the southeastern coast of Louisiana by the afternoon as a "significant" Category 2 hurricane, per the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Zeta is producing 100-mph maximum sustained winds and stronger gusts. The storm is gaining strength as it heads northeastward at 20 mph. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) requested a pre-landfall Emergency Declaration in a letter to President Trump on Tuesday.

Get Axios AM in your inbox

Catch up on coronavirus stories and special reports, curated by Mike Allen everyday

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!