Want to keep up with the latest news quickly? These are the top news stories for Friday, 17 November 2023.
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1. Police in DC crack down on DC protestors calling for a truce
On Wednesday evening, a group from Jewish groups like Jewish Voice for Peace Action or IfNotNow Movement staged a candlelight protest near Capitol Hill. They called on Congress to press for a truce between Israel’s and Hamas’s war. After protesters clashed against police, Democratic Leaders had to be escorted out of the building.
Eva Borgwardt, IfNotNow’s national spokesperson, said in a statement, “Instead of heeding our call for a ceasefire, police violently attacked nonviolent protesters with pepper spray.”
Leadership from the other groups concurred, with Beth Miller, political director of Jewish Voice for Peace Action, saying in a statement that “hundreds of peaceful anti-war activists came to the DNC to call for an end to bombs and violence in order to save Palestinian and Israeli lives. Police brutally attacked them.
2. David DePape is found guilty of attacking Paul Pelosi
David DePape has been convicted by a federal jury of violently attacking Paul Pelosi with a hammer at his home and…