Pro-Palestinian demonstrators rally in Irvington during President Biden's visits to Westchester

The protest was less than a mile from where the president attended a fundraiser.

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2024, 7:33 PM

Updated 23 days ago

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Pro-Palestinian protesters lined up at the Irvington train station during President Joe Biden's visit on Thursday evening.
The demonstrators spoke out against the United States' stance on the conflict in Gaza.
On the other side of the protest, Biden supporters stood for hours with the hope of getting a glimpse of the president in his motorcade.
Westchester County police set up barricades in anticipation of the protest.
The protest was less than a mile from where the president attended a fundraiser.
At times, the two sides met but never escalated as police kept a close eye on the crowds.
The private fundraiser at the Irvington home of actors and couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones was expected to raise significant money for Biden's re-election campaign.
After the fundraiser, the president flew out of Westchester County Airport and headed to Manhattan.
Earlier on Thursday, Biden was among 18 world leaders who called for Hamas to release the remaining Israeli hostages who are being held in Gaza.
The White House has been advocating for weeks for a cease-fire that would allow for the hostages to be released and increase humanitarian aid into the area.


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