A group of Palestinian activists in Bethlehem staged a demonstration to protest the visit of U.S. Vice President Michael Pence. The activists chanted slogans such as "Palestine is free" and "America is the head of the serpent." Children stepped on Pence posters, which were later set on fire. One activist said that "the United States will be burned by the fire it ignited." Footage of the sermon was posted online by the Lebanese U-News agency on January 22.
Demonstrators: Free! Palestine is free.
America is the head of the serpent.
Demonstrator: America, get out!
Demonstrators: America, get out!
Participant in the demonstration: The Americans today are full partners of the Zionist movement, and they are more insolent than what anybody expected.
This conspiracy will collapse, and Palestine will remain intact. Jerusalem will remain the historical capital of Palestine, and our people will defeat all these conspiracies, like they have always done.
Other participant in the demonstration: The American administration must pay the price for the fire it has ignited. The American administration must pay the price for the fire it has ignited.
Demonstrator beating posters of Vice President Pence with a shoe
Children stomping on top a poster of Vice President Pence
Demonstrators set a poster of Vice President Pence on fire
Demonstrators: And Israel is a terrorist state.
And Israel is a terrorist state.