Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupt Bob Casey event in Pennsylvania ahead of state Democratic primary

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania — A group of pro-Palestinian protesters interrupted an event with Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) ahead of the state’s April 23 Democratic primary.

The protesters were gathered outside a get-out-the-vote event with Casey and local Democratic leaders in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with some making their way inside the event.

The assembled protesters accused the United States of supporting a “genocide” in Gaza by helping Israel in its war against Hamas, while also demanding an immediate ceasefire in the war — which began in October.

Casey acknowledged protesters’ First Amendment right to protest but also said it was important to support Israel, when asked about the protesters outside the event during a press gaggle.

“We’re really fortunate to live in a country where the First Amendment is protected, where those protesters can say pretty much whatever they
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