August 5, 2014
Pro-Palestinians gathered to rally and march on the White House on Saturday. Thousands filled the square chanting “Free Palestine” and “Occupation is a Crime”, while waving their flags and carrying signs that read” Killing Children is Wrong” and “Let Gaza Live”. Protesters criticized Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory and President Obama’s stance on the war. Among the demonstrators was Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old Palestinian-American from Florida who was arrested, and beaten, by Israeli security forces. Less than 20 Israel supporters also turned out.