Tens of thousands expected in DC for pro-Israel rally, with National Guard assisting police

The National Guard will be assisting local police on Tuesday as tens of thousands of people are expected to attend two large-scale demonstrations in the nation’s capital, according to officials.

The first rally, the “March For Israel,” is being organized by the Jewish Federations of North America and will begin shortly before noon, according to a permit filed with the National Park Service.

The permit states that it is expected to bring up to 60,000 people Washington to “show solidarity and support for Israel and the Israeli People” amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war in the wake of Hamas’ Oct. 7 terror attack, in which the extremists are believed to have also taken more than 200 captives.

“March to free the hostages. March against antisemitism. March for peace,” organizers posted on X on Monday.

Lawmakers are set to speak, too, according to the permit.

Read more: ABC News