Biden’s Charleston church speech disrupted by Gaza ceasefire protesters

Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupted President Joe Biden‘s Monday campaign speech in South Carolina, calling on the president to press for a ceasefire in Gaza immediately.

The president’s support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s military offensive in Gaza has led to declining support within the Democratic Party. The slide comes as Biden is also facing a downswing in support among black and Latino voters.

Biden’s speech, delivered at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is a sign his campaign is placing a premium on shoring up support for his reelection effort from black voters.

The president took the pulpit on Monday to rousing cheers, claiming the chants would “go to [his] head,” before protesters interrupted his remarks.

One protester shouted that if Biden truly cared about the lives lost at Mother Emanuel, he would immediately call for a ceasefire
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