‘They have a point’: Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupt Biden mid-speech

US President Joe Biden has said that pro-Palestinian protesters who interrupted him mid-speech on Tuesday “have a point”.

Two demonstrators were removed from an event in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday after they cut off the president during a speech on healthcare, shouting: “What about the healthcare in Gaza?”

“Everybody deserves healthcare,” Mr Biden said, as the protesters yelled that hospitals in Gaza were being bombed and alleged that Mr Biden was “complicit in genocide”.

The president asked the audience to “be patient with them”.

“They have a point,” he said after the protesters were escorted out.

“We need to get a lot more care into Gaza.”

The audience then cheered and gave the president a standing ovation.

Mr Biden has faced several anti-war protests since Israel launched their military campaign after the 7 October attack.

The latest protest comes as US relations with Israel have become tense – with Mr Biden increasing political pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to allow more aid into Gaza.

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