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Pro-Palestinian protesters storm into 30 Rock as Biden films interview with talk show host Seth Meyers: Demonstrators say they will NOT vote for Joe until there’s a ceasefire in Gaza and call for an end to the ‘genocide’

  • Pro-Palestinian protesters stormed into the lobby of New York City’s Rockefeller Center where President Joe Biden was taping Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • Demonstrators held up signs including ‘Jews to Biden: End Israel’s Siege of Gaza’ and chanted, ‘End the siege of Gaza now!’ 
  • Biden was a surprise guest for Meyers’ 10th anniversary of the show and appeared alongside comedian Amy Poehler 

Protesters backing a ceasefire in Gaza stormed the lobby of New York City’s Rockefeller Center to send a message to President Joe Biden, who was taking part in a taping of Late Night with Seth Meyers upstairs. 

The group signaled they were made up of Jewish-Americans, sporting T-shirts that read ‘Not In Our Name,’ and large signs that said, ‘Jews to Biden: End Israel’s Siege of Gaza.’ 

They chanted ‘end the siege of Gaza now’ and ‘Biden, Biden you can’t hide …’ 

In one video from the scene, a New York City Police Department officer uses a megaphone to tell the crowd they will be arrested for trespassing if they don’t disperse. 

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Several protesters were then seen getting arrested by the NYPD. 

Protesters took over the lobby of 30 Rock on Monday as President Joe Biden was taping an episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers upstairs

Protesters took over the lobby of 30 Rock on Monday as President Joe Biden was taping an episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers upstairs

Pro-Palestinian protesters stormed into the lobby of New York's Rockefeller Center to send a message to President Joe Biden, who was taking part in a tape of Late Night With Seth Meyers upstairs

Pro-Palestinian protesters stormed into the lobby of New York’s Rockefeller Center to send a message to President Joe Biden, who was taking part in a tape of Late Night With Seth Meyers upstairs

The protesters were calling for a ceasefire to save the civilian population of Gaza from the Israeli military, which has been trying to root out Hamas after the October 7 terror attack

The protesters were calling for a ceasefire to save the civilian population of Gaza from the Israeli military, which has been trying to root out Hamas after the October 7 terror attack

Biden was a surprise guest for Meyers’ 10th anniversary episode of the 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. 

As part of the taping, Biden and Meyers went next door to the Van Leeuwen ice cream parlor. 

During the jaunt the president was asked when a ceasefire in Gaza could begin. 

‘I hope by the end of the weekend,’ the president answered. ‘My national security adviser tells me that we’re close, we’re close, we’re not done yet. My hope is by next Monday we’ll have a ceasefire.’  

He chose a mint chocolate chip cone. 

President Joe Biden (right) eats a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone at New York's Van Leeuwan Ice Cream alongside comedian Seth Meyers (left)

President Joe Biden (right) eats a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone at New York’s Van Leeuwan Ice Cream alongside comedian Seth Meyers (left) 

President Joe Biden (left) answered questions about a possible ceasefire in Gaza and his trip Thursday to a Texas border town as he ate ice cream in New York City alongside Seth Meyers (right)

President Joe Biden (left) answered questions about a possible ceasefire in Gaza and his trip Thursday to a Texas border town as he ate ice cream in New York City alongside Seth Meyers (right) 

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The president was also asked about his dueling trip Thursday to a Texas border town. 

Biden will head Brownsville, Texas to survey the situation at the U.S. -Mexico border, while former President Donald Trump will go to Eagle Pass, Texas. 

‘I planned it for Thursday, what I didn’t know was that my good friend apparently is going,’ Biden told reporters.

He wouldn’t say if he’d meet migrants on the ground.

‘I’m not going to announce ahead of time,’ the president said.  

During a gaggle on board Air Force One heading to New York Monday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked to confirm that Biden would be appearing on Meyers show and if the secrecy was to keep away protesters. 

‘I don’t have anything on that, if we have more to share certainly we will,’ she said when asked about an appearance on Meyers’ show. 

‘I don’t have anything else to share on that,’ she added when asked the White House was concerned about protests, which is why details about the president’s schedule were not being shared. 

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