Protesters in Woodland Hills Rally Outside Event Featuring Rep. Ilhan Omar - NBC Southern California

Protesters in Woodland Hills Rally Outside Event Featuring Rep. Ilhan Omar

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that the protesters lined a sidewalk area outside the Hilton hotel in Woodland Hills, waving Israeli flags.

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    Hundreds Gather to Protest Against Rep. Ilhan Omar

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Woodland Hills ahead of an appearance by Rep. Ilhan Omar. Darsha Philips reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Mar. 23, 2019. (Published Saturday, March 23, 2019)

    Hundreds of protesters rallied outside an event where a congresswoman spoke to a Muslim-American civil rights group.

    The demonstrators were protesting the presence Saturday of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota at the fundraising event for the Council of American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles.

    Omar has drawn criticism for her recent remarks on Israel, including comments that American supporters of Israel are pushing people to have "allegiance to a foreign country." Omar later apologized, saying "anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes."

    The Los Angeles Daily News reports that the protesters lined a sidewalk area outside the Hilton hotel in Woodland Hills, waving Israeli flags. A smaller group of counter-protesters held up signs in support of Omar.

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