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Hundreds of anti-Israel protesters denounce Biden as ‘war criminal’ outside star-studded, $25M Radio City fundraiser

Hundreds of anti-Israel protesters descended on Radio City Music Hall Thursday night ahead of President Biden’s star-studded campaign fundraiser as part of a “Flood Manhattan for Gaza” demonstration.

The droves of angry demonstrators surrounded the iconic venue on Sixth Avenue, where former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton will join Biden for the fundraiser that includes a discussion moderated by CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert.

“Free, free Palestine!” the group chanted as they were closely watched by a line of NYPD officers who stood at the ready behind barricades placed outside the theater.

Others yelled “F—k Joe Biden” and “Genocide Joe has got to go!” over the sounds of drums pounding.

At least one demonstrator had been arrested for disorderly conduct by 8 p.m. Thursday, sources said.

Many protesters waved Palestinian flags while others held signs denouncing the president and the Democratic Party as “war criminals.” Other signs read: “End all US aid to Israel.”

One protester is detained. REUTERS
One protester is detained. REUTERS
Protesters slammed President Biden and demanded a cease-fire in Gaza. AFP via Getty Images
Protesters slammed President Biden and demanded a cease-fire in Gaza. AFP via Getty Images
Protesters denounced the Democratic Party for its support for the Gaza war. Adam Gray for the New York Post
Protesters denounced the Democratic Party for its support for the Gaza war. Adam Gray for the New York Post
Muslim protesters pray. James Keivom
Muslim protesters pray. James Keivom
A crowd of officers makes its presence felt. REUTERS
A crowd of officers makes its presence felt. REUTERS

Thursday’s fundraiser raised $25 million for the president in his reelection campaign — setting a record for the biggest haul for a political event, according to Biden’s campaign.

More than 5,000 people paid between $225 and $500,000 to attend the event, a Democrat familiar with the planning said. Even streaming the event online costs $25.

The biggest donors get to spend the most time with the presidents: a photo with all three is $100,000. A donation of $250,000 earns donors access to one reception, and $500,000 gets them into an even more exclusive gathering.

First lady Jill Biden and DJ D-Nice are hosting an after-party at Radio City Music Hall with 500 guests.

Protesters surrounded Radio City Music Hall for Biden’s record-setting fundraising event. James Keivom
Protesters surrounded Radio City Music Hall for Biden’s record-setting fundraising event. James Keivom
Protesters chanted “free Palestine.” James Keivom
Protesters chanted “free Palestine.” James Keivom
A line of police officers, cruisers and sanitation trucks was put outside of Radio City. Adam Gray for the New York Post
A line of police officers, cruisers and sanitation trucks was put outside of Radio City. Adam Gray for the New York Post
Biden will be joined on stage by former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton on Thursday. AP
Biden will be joined on stage by former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton on Thursday. AP

Colbert was tapped to host the trio of former Democratic presidents’ “armchair conversation” in front of the crowd. Queen Latifah, Lizzo, Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo and Lea Michele are also slated to perform.

Beginning at noon Thursday, NYPD shut down 49th, 50th and 51st streets to traffic between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenues outside of the iconic venue, NBC reported.

Meanwhile Biden’s opponent, former President Donald Trump, attended the wake for slain NYPD officer Jonathan Diller on Long Island.

Pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrate outside Radio City. Jonah Elkowitz
Pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrate outside Radio City. Jonah Elkowitz
The droves of angry demonstrators surrounded the iconic venue on Sixth Avenue. Jonah Elkowitz
The droves of angry demonstrators surrounded the iconic venue on Sixth Avenue. Jonah Elkowitz
A protester looks on. AFP via Getty Images
A protester looks on. AFP via Getty Images
A person shouts during a demonstration calling for cease-fire in Gaza outside Radio City Music Hall. REUTERS
A person shouts during a demonstration calling for cease-fire in Gaza outside Radio City Music Hall. REUTERS
People protest in support of Palestine as President Biden is joined by Presidents Obama and Clinton for a fundraiser event. Adam Gray for the New York Post
People protest in support of Palestine as President Biden is joined by Presidents Obama and Clinton for a fundraiser event. Adam Gray for the New York Post

After meeting with the 31-year-old’s mourning family, Trump called for “toughening up” on law and order outside of the Massapequa funeral home.

“The perfect family has been so tragically altered, forever altered,” the former commander in chief told The Post in an exclusive interview.

With Post wires