What is Abbey Gate? Man thrown out of State of the Union for screaming about lethal assault | EUROtoday

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A heckler was faraway from President Joe Biden’s State of the Union on Thursday evening as he repeatedly shouted “remember Abbey Gate” in the course of the deal with.

The president was over an hour into his high-stakes speech – the place he had railed at his unnamed predecessor Donald Trump and vowed to revive reproductive rights – when the person started screaming from the gallery.

“Remember Abbey Gate! US Marines!” the protester shouted.

He was seen being escorted out of the House and being positioned in handcuffs.

It shouldn’t be clear who the person is.

However, House Speaker Mike Johnson had invited Gold Star mother and father Alicia Lopez and Darin Hoover who misplaced youngsters within the airport bombing as his company to the president’s deal with.

“President Biden’s hasty, unconditional withdrawal from Afghanistan was a failure for America and its allies. It led to the tragic deaths of brave American servicemembers, including Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Taylor Hoover and Cpl. Hunter Lopez,” Mr Johnson stated in a press release to ABC News earlier than the speech.

Mr Hoover and Ms Lopez launched a joint assertion previous to attending the place they known as for “transparency“ and “justice” from the Biden administration.

“Taylor and Hunter are great men, dedicated Marines and incredible sons who made our families proud every day. They paid the ultimate sacrifice along with the 11 others killed and 45 wounded for our great country, but more than two years since their death, the President has left us without answers,” they stated.

US President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union deal with within the House Chamber of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2024

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“As parents, we deserve transparency and we demand justice. We’re grateful to be joining Speaker Johnson at the State of the Union to commemorate our sons and demand accountability from this Administration,” they added.

Abbey Gate was the scene of a horrific terrorist assault outdoors Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport again in August 2021, through the US’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

In the assault, 13 American service members – 11 Marines, a Soldier, and a Sailor – had been killed. Around 170 Afghan civilians had been additionally killed.

The 26 August 2021 suicide bombing terrorist assault got here days into the US’s withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

It marked the deadliest day for American troops in Afghanistan in round a decade.

Since then, households of some the 13 service members killed have demanded solutions from the Biden administration whereas Republicans have launched investigations into the withdrawal.