‘Biden, you can’t hide,’ Tens of thousands march in protest, accuse US president of enabling genocide in Gaza


WASHINGTON, DC – Tens of thousands of people have gathered in the United States (U.S) capital to demand a ceasefire in Gaza as Washington continues to resist calls for an end to the war despite the mounting death toll.

Aljezeera reported that the demonstrators in Washington, DC on Saturday directed their anger towards US President Joe Biden, accusing him of enabling genocide against Palestinians.

“Biden, Biden, you cannot hide; we charge you with genocide,” the protesters chanted.

United Nations (UN) experts have warned of a growing risk of genocide in Gaza amid Israel’s relentless bombardment of the enclave, which was launched in response to Hamas’s October 7, 2023 attacks on southern Israeli communities.

The UN’s Genocide Convention defines genocide as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group”, including killings and measures to prevent births.

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The Biden administration has urged Israel to “minimise” civilian casualties, but also insisted that it is not drawing any “red lines” for how the US ally conducts its military operations.

Biden has also requested more than US$14 billion in aid for Israel from Congress to help fund the current war in Gaza, which had killed at least 9,488 Palestinians, according to health authorities in the Hamas-governed enclave.

Many protesters at Saturday’s rally called for an end to U.S assistance to Israel.

The demonstration stretched several blocks from Freedom Plaza, near the White House, eastward towards the U.S Capitol.

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