The White House has been evacuated after large crowds of violent far-left rioters scaled the fence and breached the grounds.
Democrat President Joe Biden is currently at Camp David while remaining White House staff have been “relocated.”
Riots broke out in Washington D.C. after Hamas-sympathising anti-Israel protests turned violent.
The rioters gathered outside the White House on Saturday night and started damaging security fencing and hurling objects at police.
Some of the rioters were able to scale the fence and breach the White House grounds, according to reports.
The demonstrators were heard chanting “Ceasefire Now” and “Free, Free Palestine.”
Many waving Palestinian flags and carrying anti-Israel signs.
“Yemen, Yemen make us proud / Turn another ship around,” was also recited at the demonstration.
Police and Secret Service agents rushed to stop the rioters breaching the White House grounds.
It came hours after strikes were launched against the Houthi terrorists in Yemen.
The U.S. Secret Service said in a statement that some fences were damaged outside the White House and that staff members and journalists were “relocated” as a result.
It is believed that Biden was already at Camp David when the rioting broke out.
“During the demonstration near the White House complex Jan. 13, a portion of the anti-scale fencing that was erected for the event sustained temporary damage,” the statement read.
“The issues were promptly repaired on site by U.S. Secret Service support teams.”
“As a precaution, some members of the media and staff in proximity to Pennsylvania Avenue were temporarily relocated while the issue was being addressed,” the statement continued.
“The Secret Service made no arrests associated with the march and there was no property damage to the White House or adjacent buildings.”
In a press release on Saturday night, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Pamela A. Smith blasted illegal behavior from protesters.
“The right to peacefully protest is one of the cornerstones of our democracy, and the Metropolitan Police Department has long supported those who visit our city to demonstrate safely,” Smith’s statement read.
“However, violence, destructive behavior, and criminal activities are not tolerated.”
The police chief added that some officers were assaulted by the demonstrators in Lafayette Park.
“While a majority of today’s demonstration remained peaceful, there were instances of illegal and destructive behavior in Lafayette Park, including items being thrown at our officers,” Smith explained.
“We are supporting our partners at the United States Park Police as they investigate and hold those found responsible accountable for their actions.”