Protests against Israeli lobby in Washington

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A group of activists staged a sit-in outside the Convention Centre in Washington DC on Sunday ahead of the Israeli PM’s speech at AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee). The protesters wore Netanyahu masks and painted their hands red, to represent blood. Police officials dragged four protesters out of the Washington Convention Centre after they attempted to stage a civil disobedience protest.

AIPAC, a pro-Israel lobby, draws over 16,000 people from around the world, including US lawmakers, foreign policy analysts, and Israeli diplomats to its annual conference. This year's conference runs from March 1 to 3.