AOC screams at protesters after being confronted in NYC: ‘It’s f***ed up’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was confronted by protesters at a movie theater in New York City, with the pro-Palestinian protesters berating her on her language when discussing the Israel-Hamas war.

The New York Democrat, who has been critical of Israel’s war plan and vehement in calling for a ceasefire in the conflict, was accused by the protesters of refusing to call the war against Hamas terrorists a “genocide.” Ocasio-Cortez told protesters heckling her and her fiance that they needed to “understand that this is not OK.”

One of the hecklers then responded by saying, “It’s not OK that there’s a genocide happening and you’re not actively against it,” to which Ocasio-Cortez responded by accusing them of lying about her stance on the war.

The protesters continued to follow the congresswoman and her fiance out of the theater, yelling at the pair over why she had not called the war a “genocide.” Once outside, Ocasio-Cortez’s fiance told the hecklers to “stop.”

The video is then cut to another clip, in which Ocasio-Cortez claimed the hecklers would cut the video and edit it out of context. She also told them they are “not helping your people” and that what they are doing is “f***ed up.”

“And you’re gonna cut this. You’re gonna clip this so that it’s completely out of context. I already said that it was. And y’all are just going to pretend that it wasn’t over and over again. It’s f***ed up, man. You’re not helping your people. And you’re not helping them. You’re not helping them,” Ocasio-Cortez said.


The New York congresswoman has been one of the most vocal critics in Congress of the war. Pro-Palestinian protesters have heckled and disrupted politicians and events in various cities since Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7, 2023, sparking the war in Gaza.

On the matter of protests, Ocasio-Cortez has said the “whole point of protesting is to make [people] uncomfortable” and argued that “to folks who complain protest demands make others uncomfortable … that’s the point.”

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