Protesters at White House Sing in Hebrew After National Guard Members Ask for Prayer
After members of the US National Guard stationed outside the White House asked protesters for a prayer on Wednesday night, some in the crowd sang a Jewish song, according to footage from the scene.
The prayer — which asks God to grant eternal peace to the people of Israel — is part of the “Amidah,” a Jewish prayer that is said three times a day.
The video also features a singer enthusiastically shouting “Tasim l’olam!” The clip ends just as one protester begins to suggest another song.
Members of the National Guard, who have identified themselves as coming from Utah, are having short conversations with protestors at the White House. Here is what happened when one particularly friendly Guardsman asked a protest-goer to sing a prayer: pic.twitter.com/kXYTcgS9lX
— Rebecca Tan (@rebtanhs) June 4, 2020
According to The Associated Press, thousands of protesters gathered near the White House on Wednesday, the sixth night of protests there over the killing of George Floyd by police in Minnesota last week.