On Saturday, more than 7,000 pro-Hamas demonstrators obstructed traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City while chanting in favor of Hamas terrorism.
In addition to other cries for the abolition of the Jewish state, protesters chanted “Long Live Hamas” and “Freedom by any means, land back by any means,” according to the New York Post.
According to police sources who spoke to the Post, a 26-year-old guy was detained after he was observed damaging a vehicle.
The guy was accused of autostripping, causing criminal damage, and having a graffiti tool in his hands.
The Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s headquarters are located at 770 Eastern Parkway, and the annual gathering of more than 1,000 Jewish college students from around the world was taking place when the march began in front of the Brooklyn Museum in Crown Heights.
The protesters shouted at Jews, according to a Crown Heights resident, and showed “their love for [Adolf] Hitler.”
The fact that pro-Hamas protestors chose this location to protest Jews “is not by accident,” claimed Brooklyn Democrat David Greenfield, a former city councilman and current head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.
According to the Post, over 1,800 NYPD police were sent out to disperse the aggressive throng, and at least two patrol cars were vandalized.
After the all-day demonstration, over 800 rioters converged on Manhattan’s Union Square while yelling “Free Palestine” and defacing a statue of George Washington with placards that read “Zionists are terrorists.”
Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters have shut down the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC. pic.twitter.com/yvG2pVyGxV
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) October 28, 2023