PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn (WABC) — Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters march to Senator Chuck Schumer’s home in Park Slope.
They marched there from the Brooklyn Museum just before 6 p.m. on Sunday evening
Many of the protesters brought their children to raise awareness of the child victims of Israel’s campaign in Gaza.
Pro-Palestinian protesters flooded Manhattan for a second night on Friday, forcing the closure of Grand Central Terminal and demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
The pro-Palestinian rally began at Columbus Circle on Friday at 5 p.m. Thousands marched through the streets demanding a ceasefire abroad.
Protesters then made their way to the New York Times building, vandalized the facade with a red tint, and then made their way to Grand Central.
They surrounded the building, forcing it to close and disrupting LIRR and Metro-North service.
Police remained on site until the early hours of Saturday morning and arrested six people for disorderly conduct.
It is the latest in a series of near-nightly demonstrations since the start of the war, with thousands marching through midtown Manhattan to protest Israel’s attacks on Gaza.
On Thursday, a small group of protesters led by media workers who called themselves the “Writers Bloc” entered the atrium of the New York Times building with a banner calling for a ceasefire.
They stayed for over an hour and read out the names of thousands of Palestinians killed in Gaza, including at least 36 journalists confirmed dead since the war began. They distributed copies of a bogus newspaper—The New York War Crimes—that accused the media of “complicity in laundering genocide” and urged the Times editorial board to publicly support a ceasefire.
The gathering came after students from several schools also walked out of class to demand a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war.
Some remained on the streets for a protest that paralyzed traffic in Manhattan during rush hour and became at times unruly.
On Tuesday, activists from the group Jewish Voice for Peace briefly took over the Statue of Liberty. The week before, hundreds of people crowded into Grand Central Terminal, shutting down the commuter hub during rush hour and hoisting banners reading “Ceasefire Now.”
According to the Ministry of Health in the Hamas-controlled area, more than 10,800 people have been killed in Gaza since the October 7 Hamas massacre that left at least 1,400 people dead in Israel.
Back in October, over 300 people were arrested after peace activists gathered at Grand Central Terminal on Friday evening demanding a ceasefire in Gaza.
The protests also forced the MTA to restrict access to Grand Central.
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