Smoke, Palestinian flags and chants of protest filled the air as thousands gathered around the White House

As part of a protest against the Biden administration’s response, pro-Palestinian protesters stretched a 2-mile banner outside the White House on Saturday. War in Gaza.

The protest, which brought out 75,000 people, surrounded the White House, according to the ANSWER Coalition, one of the protest organizers.

The banner, titled “People’s Red Line,” lists every Palestinian killed since October 7 and was held by thousands of protesters, some of whom traveled 16 hours by bus to reach DC.

Roads around the White House were blocked by protesters.

The protest came on the same day that Israel launched a deadly attack on the Al Nusirat refugee camp in Gaza and freed four Israeli hostages. Al Jazeera.

Along with the Response Coalition, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and the anti-war group Code Pink helped organize the protest.

President Joe Biden previously said his “red line” for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the invasion of the Gazan neighborhood of Rafah, which he crossed last month. Protesters are demanding that the Biden administration fulfill that promise and, in addition, end the war in Gaza.

“Biden’s red line is nowhere to be seen,” replied the coalition He wrote on its website encouraging opposition. We demand “an immediate cease-fire, an immediate end to the blockade of Gaza, the freedom of all Palestinian prisoners, and an end to the occupation of Palestine.”

Ahead of the protest, a wall was erected outside the White House by the Secret Service.

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