Washington Post Besieged By Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Protesters

08/22/2013 03:50 pm ET

The Washington Post became the target of anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators on Thursday afternoon when a huge crowd of protesters rallied outside the newspaper's headquarters. The Post briefly locked down its lobby in response.

Al Jazeera America reported that the pro-Egyptian military protest began at the White House, with people chanting "Obama, stop supporting terrorists." There were about 500 protesters, according to the news organization, who marched to moved to offices of the Post on 15th Street.

Protesters chanted, "The Washington Post supports violence!" and "The Washington Post supports terrorism!" one person aligned with the protest tweeted.

The rally blocked the street and kept employees inside the building, according to Washington Post staffers:

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