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Amid Chants of 'Free, Free Palestine!' Demonstrators Try Crashing Pro-Israel Conference. Police Aren't Having Any of It.

"We are all Palestinians!"

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It was a wild scene Sunday outside the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington, as pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered to protest Israel — and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who arrived in the U.S. Sunday ahead of his scheduled speech to Congress.

Pro-Palestine demonstrators, led by Code Pink, protest outside of the Washington Convention Center where the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference is being held, in Washington, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (Image source: AP/Cliff Owen)

Far-left group Code Pink help lead the demonstrations, which were punctuated by chants of "Free, free Palestine!" as protesters attempted to enter the Washington Convention Center.

Metropolitan D.C. police remove a pro Palestine demonstrator, led by Code Pink, from inside the Washington Convention Center where the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference is being held in Washington, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (Image source: AP/Cliff Owen)

Police appeared to thwart those attempts, tossing and dragging protesters back outside of the lobby. As they did so, the crowd could be heard chanting "We are all Palestinians!" and shouting repeatedly, "Shame! Shame! Shame!"

Metropolitan D.C. police remove a pro-Palestine demonstrator, lead by Code Pink, from inside the Washington Convention Center where the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference is being held in Washington, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (Image source: AP/Cliff Owen)

Tensions are high as Netanyahu is slated to address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, a speech the Obama administration objected to.

Pro-Palestine demonstrators wearing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu masks and symbolic "blood stained hands," led by Code Pink, protest in front of the Washington Convention Center, where the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference is being held, in Washington, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (Image source: AP/Cliff Owen)

In fact, Obama won't meet Netanyahu during this trip, citing proximity to Israel’s elections later this month, while Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry announced overseas trips after Netanyahu’s visit was disclosed. National Security Adviser Susan Rice last week criticized Netanyahu’s speech plans as “destructive” to U.S.-Israeli relations.

Here's a clip of police dealing with demonstrators:

(H/T: The Gateway Pundit)

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