Anti-Israel Rioters Storm Senate Cafeteria, 50 Arrested

On Tuesday, a mob of anti-Israel rioters stormed the Senate cafeteria, demanding more aid to Gaza. Approximately 50 of the rioters were arrested.

As Fox News reports, the rioters stormed through the Dirksen Senate Office Building, shouting “Senate can’t eat until Gaza eats,” “Children are starving in Gaza,” and “People are dying in Gaza.” Many of the rioters carried Palestinian flags and had pink paint on their hands representing blood. Some of the rioters wore hijabs and other Islamic clothing.

The U.S. Capitol Police confirmed in a statement that the 50 or so rioters who were arrested were charged with “Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding” in a Senate building, reaffirming that “it is illegal to demonstrate inside any of the Congressional Buildings.”

The incident is not the first time that a mob of anti-Semitic rioters have stormed a Senate building in support of the terrorist organization Hamas. The first incident occurred in late October, when a mob stormed the Cannon House Office Building and occupied the rotunda, leading to hundreds of arrests. The crowd had attended a rally moments earlier where Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) gave a speech in support of Hamas and riled up the agitators to commit their act of insurrection.

Similar incidents occurred in November, when a mob rioted outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters, followed by another mob inside the Cannon Rotunda in January. In March, dozens of rioters were arrested as they attempted to storm the Russell Senate Office Building.

During the incident in the cafeteria on Tuesday, Capitol Police officers eventually announced that any rioters who did not leave would be “placed under arrest.” In response, a rioter shouted back that “this is the house of the people.”

However, the significant lack of response to these incidents by the Democrats and the mainstream media highlights a clear trend of hypocrisy as the same entities continue to treat the peaceful protests at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021 as an “insurrection.”

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: Capitol Police begin to arrest Christians for a Free Palestine activists protesting inside a U.S. Senate cafeteria, demanding a ceasefire and aid for Gaza, Washington, DC, April 9, 2024. With more than 33,000 Palestinians killed and famine one step away, roughly 50 people were arrested for demanding their tax dollars be used to to aid Palestinians instead of pay for weapons Israel. (Photo by Allison Bailey / Middle East Images / Middle East Images via AFP) (Photo by ALLISON BAILEY/Middle East Images/AFP via Getty Images)