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Israel-Hamas war: Hundreds protest near US Capitol calling for ceasefire | US News


Hundreds of people have attended a peace protest near the US Capitol.

The activists rallied in Washington DC, calling on President Joe Biden’s administration and Congress to press for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war.

Some 200 protesters, many from the group Jewish Voice for Peace, filled part of the Cannon House Office Building near the Capitol building, chanting: “The world is watching.”

Some wore black t-shirts emblazoned with messages including “Jews say ceasefire now” and “not in our name”.

Police said its officers began arresting protesters who refused to comply with orders to disperse.

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