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Biden Visits Michigan Vehicle Plant, Inciting Protests In Dearborn

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Caroline Llanes
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Michigan Radio

Dearborn's Arab and Muslim community have organized an array of pro-Palestinian protests during President Joe Biden's visit to a vehicle plant today.

Many are angered the United States is blocking efforts at the United Nations Security Council to demand an Israel-Palestine cease-fire.

Imad Hamad is with the American Human Rights Council and is of Palestinian-descent. He says Dearborn residents like him want to remind Biden that the Arab community voted for him.

Hamad says his dream of seeing peace during his lifetime is fading away.

"But I can see it in the eyes and the hearts of my kids and my children. And I see it in the eyes, and the hearts of the young generations who flooded the streets of Dearborn. Thousands of of them."

Protesters in Dearborn marched peacefully Saturday and Sunday. The Associated Press reported more than 220 people have been killed in the conflict, now in its second week. A majority of the deaths have been Palestinian, and ten deaths were in Israel.

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