In a recent turn of events, President Joe Biden faced vocal opposition during his visit to Milwaukee, where he was met by pro-Palestinian demonstrators. These protesters, rallying under the Wisconsin Coalition for Justice in Palestine, expressed their discontent with Biden’s stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict that began on October 7.
The protest, representing over 60 organizations, was marked by strong statements from individuals like Munjed Ahmad, an attorney. Speaking to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Ahmad criticized Biden’s policies, accusing him of complicity in what he termed as genocide in Gaza. He emphasized the crucial role of the Palestinian voting bloc in Wisconsin, a state Biden narrowly won by approximately 20,000 votes. Ahmad warned that withholding their votes could significantly impact Biden’s chances in the 2024 election.
This demonstration saw a considerable police presence, with officers ready with batons and armored vehicles, as reported by TMJ 4. The protest caught media attention, including coverage by Kendall Keys of TMJ 4, who documented the event on social media platforms.
The Milwaukee protest is part of a broader initiative titled #abandonbiden, a campaign mobilizing American Muslims in key swing states. This movement aims to use the collective voting power of Muslim communities to influence policy decisions. The campaign officially commenced in Dearborn, Michigan, with Muslim leaders from various pivotal states like Michigan, Minnesota, Arizona, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, uniting to voice their concerns and political strategy.
This event underscores the growing political activism within the American Muslim community and highlights the potential impact of their voting power in key electoral states. The #abandonbiden campaign reflects a strategic approach to political engagement, seeking to leverage electoral influence to advocate for policy changes and greater representation of their interests on the national stage.