(PartiallyPolitics.com) – It is currently believed that following the pro-Palestine protests in New York dozens of people were arrested on Saturday. Protestors were calling for the Israel Defense Forces to end their attack on Palestinian civilians in Gaza.
The protestors took over streets in Brooklyn and continued protesting well into the night. Some clips for the scene show the New York Police Department (NYPD) arresting several of the protestors at the scene. The demonstration came right as Israel announced that they were preparing for a ground attack on Gaza and that they would continue the air strikes in the area.
The conflict broke out after the October 7th surprise attack by Hamas, a Palestinian militant group that is currently in control of Gaza. Following the attack which resulted in thousands of Israelis dying and hundreds of people taken hostage, Israel retaliated by striking the Gaza Strip repeatedly. As of October 19, Reuters reported a total of 3,785 civilians in Gaza that have died, while thousands of others have been wounded.
Within Our Lifetime, a Palestinian-led community organization, posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, to advertise the rally which they referred to as the National Day of Action for Gaza. They further pushed people to demand for an end to the United States sponsorship of the “genocide in Gaza.” The demonstration had thousands of attendees who showed their support for the cause.
ABC7 Eyewitness News posted videos from the rally which showed an increase in the tension between demonstrators and police officers. Officers proceeded to push protesters and call for them to leave the “roadway.”
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