The access for public to U.S. Capitol has been restricted on Wednesday after a sizable demonstration calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas resulted in disruption of one the office buildings.
The House sergeant-at-arms send out a memo to congressional offices that all visitors would be restricted to a single door in an attempt to control public entry into the campus. On Tuesday, several barriers of bike racks fencing were erected in an anticipation of the protest.
Hundreds of protestors affiliated with Jewish Voice for Peace and If Not Now, both anti-Israel groups, gathered inside and outside the Cannon House Office building on Wednesday calling for ceasefire amid the ongoing war between Hamas and Israel.
Scores of protestors inside the office building chanting “ceasefire now” were arrested by Capitol Police throughout the afternoon. The police also ensured the safety of protestors outside the building by shutting down roads around the Capitol.