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President Joe Biden was interrupted multiple times during an abortion rights rally in Manassas, Virginia Tuesday. 

Biden shared the stage with Vice President Kamala Harris as well as their respective spouses, first lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Doug Emhoff. 

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at a “Reproductive Freedom Campaign Rally” at George Mason University on January 23, 2024, in Manassas, Virginia.  (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Throughout Biden’s talk, multiple protesters interrupted, shouting critiques of his administration’s handling of Israel’s ongoing ground offensive in Gaza. 

Immediately after beginning his remarks, a male protester, carrying a Palestinian flag shouted: “How many kids have you killed?” The protester was drowned out by the crowd chanting “four more years” as security escorted the protester out. 

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Biden began his remarks again, but was soon interrupted by another protester, a woman who shouted: “Israel kills two mothers every hour.” 

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FILE: A protester holds a sign reading “Stop Genocide” as they are removed from the crowd while U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at a “Reproductive Freedom Campaign Rally” at George Mason University on January 23, 2024 in Manassas, Virginia. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

The second protester was also escorted out as the pro-Biden crowd again shouted “four more years.” 

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Biden plowed ahead with his remarks and was continually interrupted. By the end, around a dozen protesters interrupted the president, shouting slogans like “stop funding genocide!” and “Genocide Joe has got to go!” 

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A protester is removed from the crowd as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at a “Reproductive Freedom Campaign Rally” at George Mason University on January 23, 2024, in Manassas, Virginia. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

“This is going to go on for a while; they got this planned,” the Democratic president said as the protestors were escorted out one by one.

The chaotic rally came on the same day as the Republican primary in New Hampshire, where Trump plans to tighten his grip on his party’s presidential nomination. 

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It also came a day after the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion for nearly 50 years before it was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in the summer of 2022. 

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at a “Reproductive Freedom Campaign Rally” at George Mason University on January 23, 2024, in Manassas, Virginia. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Biden and Democrats have made that consequential overturning a rallying cry for re-election. 

“He’s betting we won’t hold him responsible,” Biden said of Trump to the crowd of hundreds of cheering supporters. “He’s betting you’re going to stop caring.”

“But guess what?” he added. “I’m betting he’s wrong. I’m betting you won’t forget.”

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Trump has taken credit for helping to overturn Roe v. Wade, but he has balked at laws like Florida’s ban on abortions after six weeks, which was signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, who dropped out of the Republican nomination race over the weekend.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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