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Secret Service Reports Staff ‘Relocated’ As Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators Rocked White House Security Fence

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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators caused disruption outside the White House, leading to the relocation of staff and journalists as they shook the security fence and threw objects.

President Joe Biden was not present during the incident. The Secret Service repaired the damaged fencing and made no arrests.

The gathering in Lafayette Square involved attempts to unhook and scale the fence, prompting police intervention. (Trending: Hunter Biden’s Art Scheme Exposed By GOP Probe)

While most of the demonstration remained peaceful, there were instances of illegal and destructive behavior.

The Secret Service wrote in a statement, “During the demonstration near the White House complex Jan. 13, a portion of the anti-scale fencing that was erected for the event sustained temporary damage. The issues were promptly repaired on site by U.S. Secret Service support teams.”

“As a precaution, some members of the media and staff in proximity to Pennsylvania Avenue were temporarily relocated while the issue was being addressed,” the agency continued.

“The Secret Service made no arrests associated with the march and there was no property damage to the White House or adjacent buildings,” they added.

“One person tried to scale the fence as some protesters were trying to unhook a section of it nearby before police quickly refortified the barrier,” according to The Washington Post.

Metropolitan Police Chief Pamela Smith said in a statement, “Today, the District of Columbia welcomed many visitors who came to make their voices heard.”

“The right to peacefully protest is one of the cornerstones of our democracy, and the Metropolitan Police Department has long supported those who visit our city to demonstrate safely. However, violence, destructive behavior, and criminal activities are not tolerated,” she continued.

“While a majority of today’s demonstration remained peaceful, there were instances of illegal and destructive behavior in Lafayette Park, including items being thrown at our officers. We are supporting our partners at the United States Park Police as they investigate and hold those found responsible accountable for their actions,” concluded the chief.

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