Pro-Palestinian protesters chant ‘f*** Joe Biden’ and accuse him of genocide as they are face off with riot cops in tense scenes in Michigan

Pro-Palestinians chanted ‘f*** Joe Biden’ and accused him of supporting geocide in tense scenes during his visit to Michigan.

Protesters were surrounded by riot police as they shouted ‘Biden Biden you can’t see, you’re on a killing spree’.

They set up a restaurant across the street in Warren where he met United Auto Workers (UAW) union members.

The trip drew ire from Arab and Muslim leaders in Michigan who accused him of avoiding meeting with them and keeping details “secret” so as not to attract protests.

Biden took selfies in a black-owned sports bar and met with union workers on a campaign trip to Michigan, but could not escape controversy over the war in Gaza and rising tensions in the Middle East.

Pro-Palestinians chanted 'f*** Joe Biden' and accused him of supporting murder in tense scenes during his visit to Michigan

Pro-Palestinians chanted ‘f*** Joe Biden’ and accused him of supporting murder in tense scenes during his visit to Michigan

Protesters were surrounded by riot police as they shouted 'Biden Biden you can't see, you're on a killing spree'

Protesters were surrounded by riot police as they shouted ‘Biden Biden you can’t see, you’re on a killing spree’

Some held placards saying ‘hands off Yemen’ and vowed not to vote for him in the general election.

Michigan is an important battleground and a poor showing by Biden in the state could have a big impact on the final outcome in November.

The president smiled with patrons at They Say, a sports bar where patrons had their eye on NFL pre-Super Bowl hype and Iowa basketball star Caitlin Clark.

It was the site the Biden-Harris campaign chose for a meeting with faith leaders, on a day when it also held an event at a UAW union hall in Warren, days after winning the endorsement of the powerful union got

He was joined by UAW President Shawn Fain, who gave a rousing speech last week where he said Biden, who joined the union during the strike, “deserves” the endorsement.

Some held placards saying 'hands off Yemen' and vowed not to vote for him in the general election

Some held placards saying ‘hands off Yemen’ and vowed not to vote for him in the general election

Biden has not been able to escape controversy over the war in Gaza and rising tensions in the Middle East

Biden has not been able to escape controversy over the war in Gaza and rising tensions in the Middle East

The trip drew ire from Arab and Muslim leaders in Michigan who accused him of avoiding meeting with them and keeping details 'secret' so it wouldn't spark protests

The trip drew ire from Arab and Muslim leaders in Michigan who accused him of avoiding meeting with them and keeping details ‘secret’ so it wouldn’t spark protests

They set up a restaurant across the street in Warren where he met with UAW union members

They set up a restaurant across the street in Warren where he met with UAW union members

Protesters clashed with police during a rally for a cease-fire in Gaza outside Biden's event

Protesters clashed with police during a rally for a cease-fire in Gaza outside Biden’s event

Biden has been accused of keeping his movements secret to avoid protests like the kind that plagued him at fundraisers and political events during Israel's war against Hamas

Biden has been accused of keeping his movements secret to avoid protests like the kind that plagued him at fundraisers and political events during Israel’s war against Hamas

A pro-Palestinian protester marches near police during Biden's visit

A pro-Palestinian protester marches near police during Biden’s visit

The details of the locations he would visit were kept under wraps on the president’s official schedule, prompting questions from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about whether the secrecy was a plan to avoid protesters.

Khalid Turaani, whose group ‘Abandon Biden Campaign’ is demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, complained that he was in the dark about the location of Biden’s events.

“I believe Biden has failed his constituents on such a monumental scale that he is afraid to meet with them in a public forum,” he said. Detroit News. Either way, the optics are embarrassing for him.’

“Why not have a meaningful conversation about how you change course with a community that has first-hand accounts of what it’s like to live in the countries where your decision-making unfolds?” said Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud.

His city contains one of the nation’s largest Arab American communities, amid the prospect that Biden’s support of Israel in its war against Hamas in Gaza could cost him political support in the state.

Michigan was part of Biden’s ‘Blue Wall’ in 2020. Donald Trump carried it in 2016.

Asked if Biden would meet with Arab American or Muslim leaders during the visit, Jean-Pierre replied: “The president met with Americans with different opinions on the conflict between Israel and Hamas,” and said that White House officials in ‘regular contact with Muslim’ was. and Arab American leaders in Michigan across the country.’

She said administration officials will travel to Michigan in February to “hear directly from community leaders about a range of issues that are important to them and their families, including the Israel-Gaza conflict.”

Polls show that Biden’s support among younger voters is falling amid disapproval of his handling of Israel’s war in Gaza.

On Thursday, he signed an executive order providing for new financial sanctions against Israeli settlers who have gone after Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.

At the union hall, Biden presented his economic agenda. “To me, it’s a basic, basic thing, and I mean it sincerely. Wall Street didn’t build the middle class. Labor built the middle class, and the middle class built the country,’ he said.

“We’re going to fight like hell and we’re going to make sure that Joe Biden is the next president,” Fain said.

Donald Trump has led Biden in four consecutive polls in the state.