Pro-Palestine activists in New York City, US, held a rally in support of Palestinians in Gaza. 🇵🇸 pic.twitter.com/tjHsomOG2l
— PALESTINE ONLINE 🇵🇸 (@OnlinePalEng) October 9, 2023
Pro-Palestinian Rally in New York City Met With Pro-Israeli Counter and got shamed badly by the crowd pic.twitter.com/mx13Y4hFMN
— D_Oldmonk (@craving_demon) October 8, 2023
“IDF! IDF!” Hundreds Rally in Support of Israel in New York City outside Consulate with heavy police presence.
Israeli supporters chanting “Terrorists, Terrorists!” to nearby pro-Palestinian demonstrators.
Video by Ed Quinn (FreedomNewsTV) Desk@freedomnews.tv for licensing pic.twitter.com/TaLfJZoR7b
— Oliya Scootercaster 🛴 (@ScooterCasterNY) October 9, 2023
HAPPENING NOW: Thousands in New York City march for Palestine!
End all U.S. aid to apartheid Israel! pic.twitter.com/1UhNbAEObs
— ANSWER Coalition (@answercoalition) October 8, 2023
The number one debate in our country is related to matters in a different country.
It be like that.
Hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators, organized by the Democratic Socialists of America, rallied Sunday in the Big Apple — stomping on and burning the Israeli flag — as Islamic terrorists in the Gaza Strip continued their assault on the Jewish state.
Scores of counter-protesters turned out in support of Israel at the Manhattan rally, too, with verbal clashes between the opposing sides escalating throughout the day and at least one skirmish breaking out near the United Nations compound in Midtown.
One attendee in the pro-Palestine camp was pictured holding up an image of a Swastika on their phone — a day after 700 Jews were slaughtered by Hamas.
The New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) — the party of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Jamaal Bowman and a couple dozen other prominent New York politicians, had announced the 1 p.m. rally in Times Square on Saturday just hours after Hamas’ surprise attack on Israel that left hundreds dead and thousands wounded.
The announcement drew immediate condemnation from Gov. Kathy Hochul, who called the planned demonstration “abhorrent and morally repugnant.”
A couple hundred demonstrators turned out to the rally on West 43rd Street and Broadway, shouting “Free Palestine!” and holding up signs saying, “End all US aid to Israel,” and “Palestine will be free.”
Part of the rallygoers split off and marched to the Consulate General of Israel on Second Avenue near East 43rd Street, with that group growing to about 100 people by around 5 p.m.
Some 200 counter-demonstrators showed to voice their opposition, and the two increasingly confrontational groups faced off behind police barricades set up on opposite sides of the street as cops kept watch.
🚨USA: Supporters of both Israel and Palestine held separate demonstrations with flags and chants in Times Square, New York City. Local police have increased security to prevent any clashes. 🇮🇱🇵🇸 #Israel #Palestine #TimesSquare #NYC#PrayForPeace #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/yJfzkv8ub0
— TheAfronomist (@TheAfronomist) October 8, 2023
“New York is allowing these f–king animals to protest,” counter-protester Richard Friend said. “They just murdered hundreds of innocent Israelis, and now they’re dancing in the streets!
“It’s an embarrassment to New York City.”
Tensions flared after several protesters — some draped in Palestinian flags — grabbed an Israeli flag, stomped it, ripped it and set it on fire.
When a counter-protester went to retrieve the flag, groups of people stormed past the barricades and scuffles broke out.
The Jews are now going to have to call all these brown people evil anti-Semites.
Should be good.
At a moment when innocent people are being slaughtered and children kidnapped in Israel, it is disgusting that this group of extremists would show support for terrorism. I reject this. New York City rejects this.
Do not use our streets to spread your hate.
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) October 8, 2023