A pro-Palestinian protest in New York City erupted into chaos when police stepped in to arrest demonstrators.
Code Pink, Within Our Lifetime, and other pacifist and pro-Palestinian organizations organized the “Flood Manhattan for Gaza” event. It was planned to coincide with both Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the day marking 100 days since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war.
New York City Police Department officers surrounded and arrested several protesters when the group was marching outside of Gracie Mansion, resulting in a clash with the protesters.
Demonstrators could be heard demanding to know what the crime was committed, and others shouted, “They’re just kids!”
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The protest began in Union Square, and protesters marched to the