Jun 10, 2024 - News

Around the Beltway: Gaza protesters form "red line"

Pro-Palestinian protesters gather outside of the White House, and stand behind a large red banner, waving flags and holding protest signs.

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the White House on Saturday. Photo: Aashish Kiphayet/Middle East Images/Middle East Images via AFP

Thousands of people gathered outside the White House on Saturday to protest the war in Gaza, demanding a ceasefire and the halt of U.S. military aid to Israel.

  • Protesters held a long red banner with the names of more than 36,000 Palestinians killed over the last eight months — signifying the "red line" that would prompt the Biden administration to stop supplying offensive weapons to Israel.
  • Several statues in Lafayette Park were vandalized.
  • No arrests were made. The U.S. Park Police used pepper spray on at least one protester. (New York Times/Washington Post/NBC4)

Capital Pride is being celebrated in D.C.'s budget, which goes to a vote this week with major contributions to the LGBTQ+ community, including $1 million for a new community center in Shaw and dedicated housing vouchers. (Washington Post)

A new exhibit at the National Building Museum highlights what many believe to be the eyesore of D.C. architecture: "Capital Brutalism" runs through February of next year.

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