“Long live the Intifada.” That was among the incendiary chants shouted by hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters who snarled pedestrian traffic Tuesday on two of New York City’s more well-known bridges.
Accusing Israel of “genocide” in the Gaza Strip, the marchers waved signs and even unfurled an enormous banner from one of the bridges — a pro-Palestinian banner that police quickly took down. Details of the demonstration are available from theblaze.com:
A group of several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters managed to shut down large portions of the pedestrian pathway on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on Wednesday making it nearly impossible for bicycle commuters and tourists visiting from around the world to traverse the iconic span.
Simultaneously another group of protesters apparently managed to illegally hang an enormous banner bearing an image of the Palestinian flag from the Manhattan Bridge less than a mile North on the East River. That flag was removed by the New York City Police Department shortly after it was unfurled.
Although dozens of police officers patrolled the bridges and water below, they appeared unable to control the crowd which resonated with calls for the renewal of “intifada” and “resistance.”
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