The California Democratic Party shut down its convention on Saturday after thousands of demonstrators mobbed the venue, staging a sit-in in the lobby, heckling speakers, blocking roads and condemning “Genocide Joe” Biden, all in an effort to urge party leaders to support a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war.
As word spread of the protest and others flocked to the area, the crowd soared to some 2,500 who entered or surrounded the venue, according to CBS 13. When the protesters blocked streets, it caused a massive traffic jam. Sacramento police said there was no acts of vandalism and no arrests were made.
— Ariel Koren (@ariel_koko) November 19, 2023
The California Democratic Convention has been completely taken over with demands for a ceasefire!
In the room, Dem delegates & voters chant over speeches from Katie Porter and Adam Schiff, who are anti-ceasefire.
Meanwhile, a huge sit-in in the lobby!
— BAY AREA STATE OF MIND (@YayAreaNews) November 19, 2023
California Democrats just shut down Adam Schiff’s speech to demand a #CEASEFIRENOW.
If you haven’t already, call your representatives and demand their support for a CEASEFIRE NOW!!! pic.twitter.com/nKw0vKKdN8
— Gen-Z for Change (@genzforchange) November 18, 2023
Protesters calling for a ceasefire on Gaza have broken past security and are now on the floor of the general session at the California Democratic Convention in Sacramento. pic.twitter.com/B6ne1WSlDd
— Miguel Gutierrez Jr. (@mgutierrezjr) November 18, 2023