Officers pushed demonstrators to try to remove them from the area and used pepper spray, as police claimed 150 people were ‘violently protesting’

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US Capitol Police officers in riot gear clashed with dozens of demonstrators who gathered outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in Washington on Wednesday evening to demand a ceasefire in Gaza.

The protest was organized by three advocacy groups and held in an area near the US Capitol. Lawmakers who were inside the DNC building said police had evacuated them from the area.

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