MK Simcha Rothman (Religious Zionism) was filmed over the weekend snatching a megaphone from a leftist protester on a New York street.

The leftist protesters accompanied Rothman on his way to the Manhattan hotel where he was lodging ahead of the pro-Israel parade scheduled to take place on Sunday.

While they walked, the protesters shouted, "shame, shame," at Rothman. At one point, Rothman took the megaphone from a protester standing near him.

Shany Granot-Lubaton, who is organizing the protests in New York, said, "Manhattan is not Hadera. Here there is democracy, and we can tell him what we want to his face."

"No police officer will stop us from utilizing our basic freedom of expression."

Representatives of the "Ahim Laneshek" association, who were also protesting in New York, shouted at Rothman, "In Israel you put fighters in jail, and people like you wander around on vacation in New York - we will not allow them to destroy our country."