STORY: :: Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt Blinken's testimony at Senate hearing

(Antony Blinken) "The People's Republic of China... (yelling in background)"

:: May 21, 2024

"Mr Secretary, you may proceed."

:: Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State

"Thank you Mr. Chairman. As I was saying, the People's Republic of China... (yelling in background)"

:: Washington

In his remarks, Blinken said the administration was standing with Israel but also said, "we do everything we can to bring an end to the terrible human suffering in Gaza and prevent the conflict from spreading."

Such protests have been a feature of congressional appearances by Biden administration officials. When Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin testified on Oct. 31 about Biden's request for security assistance for Ukraine and Israel, they were repeatedly interrupted by protesters.

Protests over Gaza have intensified across the United States since then, including on college campuses where there have been dozens of arrests.