Pro-Palestinian protesters block major DC streets with calls for ceasefire

Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered to block major roadways in Washington, D.C., to call for the United States to “end the genocide” related to the Israel-Hamas war.

Several local organizations, including the Palestinian Youth Movement, Occupation Free DC, DMV Dissenters, Maryland 2 Palestine, Harriet’s Dreams, and the Party for Socialism and Liberation, blocked five major intersections on Wednesday morning to call for a ceasefire and an “immediate end to the 16-year siege on Gaza,” according to the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

The Metropolitan Police Department pointed the Washington Examiner to the @DCPoliceTraffic X page that detailed several intersections that were closed due to “First Amendment activity in the city this morning.”

As of 9:30 a.m., intersections of 23rd and Constitution Avenue near the State Department and 15th Street and Independence Avenue NW have reopened. Street closures remain on I395 N/B@C
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