Six police officers were injured as violence erupted at the Democratic National Committee headquarters during an anti-Israel, pro-palestine rally. While Democratic politicians and officials attended a campaign reception inside, the protesters began chanting and blocking the entrances and exits to the building, demanding a cease-fire, reports National Review.
“Tonight 6 officers were treated for injuries – ranging from minor cuts to being pepper sprayed to being punched. One person has been arrested for assault on an officer. We appreciate our officers who kept these illegal & violent protesters back & protected everyone in the area,” Capitol Police said in a tweet Wednesday night.
During the protest, Capitol Police entered the building and urged the assembled lawmakers to shelter in the basement, according to Representative Brad Sherman.