Pro-Palestinian Arab protesters on Sunday afternoon halted traffic in New York City by descending at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge and demanding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, The New York Post reports.
A number of arrests were made as hundreds of protesters sat down on the heavily trafficked East River overpass and held their fists in the air while shouting “Let Gaza Live” and wearing shirts that read “Cease Fire Now”, according to the report.
They called for President Joe Biden to end his support of Israel’s military campaign in Gaza.
The protest was organized by the left-wing organization Jewish Voice for Peace.
The demonstrators demanded that the US halt its military support for Israel, and pressure the leaders of the Jewish state to end its assault on Gaza, according to The New York Post.
Three demonstrators — one woman and two men — were arrested during the protest, according to law enforcement sources.
The demonstration comes a day after hundreds of demonstrators packed Columbus Circle, at one point dragging a burning Israeli flag down the street and warning those who support Israel: “Your days are numbered.”
Two days earlier, a group of about 30 anti-Israel protesters ran into the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan and some of them glued themselves to the street.