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Protesters interrupt President Trump at RJC in Las Vegas

Posted at 6:33 PM, Apr 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-06 21:37:08-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Intense moments, seconds into President Trump's speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition event Saturday morning.

10 young Jewish-Americans were chanting 'Jews are here to stay. Occupation is a plague.'

Security immediately escorted out the group.

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The protesters represent the If Not Now organization.

They told 13 Action News the Trump Administration is not doing anything to bring peace to the Middle East.

"We don't have to participate in armed violence to reach peace," said Paula.

Other protesters said not everyone has freedom.

"We are challenging [President Trump] and his rhetoric policies that's are causing oppression," said Ian.

"Every person, no matter where you are, who you are, or where you're going has something unique to offer the world," said Josh.

The group traveled from California to attend the RJC.

The If Not Now organization also protested considering the Jewish holiday, Passover, is in about two weeks.