Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters, many waving or wrapped in flags, rallied outside the White House Saturday, pushing calling for an end to US aid to Israel and the destruction of the Jewish state. Others compared Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Hitler.
Organizers claimed that as many as 50,000 people participated in the afternoon rally. Police did not immediately respond to an AFP request for an official estimate.
According to CNN, a small group of Orthodox Jews held a counter-demonstration that led to a minor scuffle.