DEVELOPING STORY: A number of House lawmakers are stuck inside the U.S. Capitol tonight as violent protests rage outside the DNC headquarters building. U.S. Capitol Police in riot gear are battling violent pro-Hamas, anti-war demonstrators. A number of arrests have been made.
“My husband, newborn, and I are in my office in the Capitol — which just went into lockdown because of these uncontrolled protestors. I bet you won’t hear a word about this from the media,” Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) wrote on Twitter.
From the Associated Press: “Police said some members of Congress had been evacuated from the area, but provided no additional details. Officials sent an alert to congressional staffers telling them no one would be permitted to enter or exit any House office buildings.”
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BREAKING— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 16, 2023
Absolute mayhem outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington DC.
Ceasefire advocates who were protesting and blocking the doors of the DNC building are being pulled off, thrown down, and arrested by law enforcement. pic.twitter.com/uCEsYGQt8L
Left-wing Antiwar protesters are POPPING OFF at the DNC HQ tonight— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 16, 2023
Police in DC making mass arrestspic.twitter.com/daypUozfrz