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Pro-Palestine demonstrators interrupt California Dem Convention


Pro-Palestine demonstrators interrupted California Democrats’ convention on Saturday in Sacramento to call for a ceasefire in Gaza. The interruption happened while Rep. Katie Porter was speaking at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento. Demonstrators then moved to hold a sit-in in the lobby.Protests also continued outside the convention with activists setting up 500 pairs of shoes to represent 5,000 children killed in the conflict, according to Gaza health officials. Democrats have been holding their convention as one of the first steps for the party as it gets ready for the 2024 election. Party delegates vote on endorsing candidates and adopt an official party platform. The convention kicked off on Friday and ends on Sunday.Three congressional representatives running for California’s open Senate seat were speaking at the event on Saturday, Reps. Porter, Adam Schiff and Barbara Lee.On Friday, Lee joined several lawmakers in calling for an “immediate ceasefire, or at minimum, a temporary cessation of all hostilities that stops the threats to civilians in Israel and Gaza.”California’s Republican Party held its convention in September. Asked to comment on the Democratic convention, CAGOP Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson released a statement saying, “California Democrats are gathering this weekend to celebrate their regressive policies that have driven our state to the top of all the wrong lists and led longtime residents to move away in droves.” The statement also made a reference to three state lawmakers who were arrested earlier this year on suspicion of driving under the influence, saying, “The only victory Californians can hope for out of their convention is if Democrats make it through with no new DUIs.” This story is developing. Stay with KCRA 3 for updates.

Pro-Palestine demonstrators interrupted California Democrats’ convention on Saturday in Sacramento to call for a ceasefire in Gaza.

The interruption happened while Rep. Katie Porter was speaking at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento. Demonstrators then moved to hold a sit-in in the lobby.

Protests also continued outside the convention with activists setting up 500 pairs of shoes to represent 5,000 children killed in the conflict, according to Gaza health officials.

Democrats have been holding their convention as one of the first steps for the party as it gets ready for the 2024 election.

Party delegates vote on endorsing candidates and adopt an official party platform. The convention kicked off on Friday and ends on Sunday.

Three congressional representatives running for California’s open Senate seat were speaking at the event on Saturday, Reps. Porter, Adam Schiff and Barbara Lee.

On Friday, Lee joined several lawmakers in calling for an “immediate ceasefire, or at minimum, a temporary cessation of all hostilities that stops the threats to civilians in Israel and Gaza.”

California’s Republican Party held its convention in September. Asked to comment on the Democratic convention, CAGOP Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson released a statement saying, “California Democrats are gathering this weekend to celebrate their regressive policies that have driven our state to the top of all the wrong lists and led longtime residents to move away in droves.”

The statement also made a reference to three state lawmakers who were arrested earlier this year on suspicion of driving under the influence, saying, “The only victory Californians can hope for out of their convention is if Democrats make it through with no new DUIs.”

This story is developing. Stay with KCRA 3 for updates.



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