- Pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the lobby of New York City’s Rockefeller Center, where President Joe Biden was taping Late Night with Seth Meyers.
- Protesters held signs that read “Jews for Biden: End Israel’s siege of Gaza” and chanted: “End the siege of Gaza now!”
- Biden was a surprise guest on the 10th anniversary of Meyers’ show, appearing alongside comedian Amy Poehler.
Pro-Palestinian protesters broke into the lobby of New York’s Rockefeller Center to send a message to President Joe Biden, who was participating in a taping of Late Night with Seth Meyers upstairs.
The protesters were armed with several large signs and chanted “end the siege of Gaza now.”
The signs read “Jews for Biden: End Israel’s siege of Gaza” and “the whole world is watching.”
In a video from the scene, a New York City Police Department officer uses a megaphone to inform the crowd. They will be arrested for trespassing if they do not disperse.
Several protesters were then seen being arrested by the NYPD.
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Pro-Palestinian protesters broke into the lobby of New York’s Rockefeller Center to send a message to President Joe Biden, who was participating in a Late Night With Seth Meyers taping upstairs.
The protesters were calling for a ceasefire to save Gaza’s civilian population from the Israeli army, which has been trying to eradicate Hamas after the October 7 terrorist attack.
Biden was a surprise guest on the 10th anniversary episode of Meyers’ late-night show.
The president appeared on the show alongside comedian Amy Poehler.
He was Meyers’ first guest in 2014, during his tenure as President Barack Obama’s vice president.
During a group aboard Air Force One bound for New York on Monday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked to confirm whether Biden would appear on Meyers’ show and whether the secret was for keep protesters away.
“I have nothing on that, if we have more to share we certainly will,” he said when asked about an appearance on Meyers’ show.
“I have nothing more to share about it,” he added when asked if the White House was concerned about the protests, which is why no details about the president’s agenda were shared.