We’ve seen a lot of wild anti-Israel protest action, including pro-Hamas demonstrators scaling the fences of the White House and smearing the gates with red paint, as well as an elder Jewish man being killed during a demonstration in Thousand Oaks, California.
Anti-Israel protesters were out in force in New York City on Thursday. Organizers had been calling for kids to walk out of school and businesses to shut down in support of their ceasefire objective. They also called for stopping support for Israel, arguing that champions “genocide.” Yet, they supported the “genocide” of Israel by calling for the elimination of the state of Israel by chanting, “From the river to the sea.”
The protest started in Bryant Park and induced students from several schools to walk out of their classes to join in. They also climbed statues at the NY Public Library as they filled the steps. They then hit a couple of pretty ironic places that have helped enable woke attitudes and leftist positions. Now having helped set them loose, those forces appeared to be turning on them. The left-eats-left nature of the action was pretty ironic.
First, they marched on BlackRock, claiming they charged them with genocide.
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Then the protesters marched to The New York Times building and had hundreds chanting outside with others occupying the lobby inside. They handed out a mock copy of the newspaper, “The NY Crimes.” It listed the names of people in Gaza they claimed had been “killed by Apartheid Israel.” As they recited each name, they chanted “ceasefire now” inside the building, as you can see from the video here on X. They claim that The NY Times is biased towards Israel.
But outside the building, they smashed up a police car and spray painted “Free Gaza,” as this video shows on X. They also spray painted the front of The NY Times building and a nearby Starbucks with “Free Palestine.”
We will continue holding the New York Times to account… for inciting genocide,” the chants boomed. “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for the New York Times. Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes.
“New York Times, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide.”
They also chanted, “F–k New York Times” and “Tell the truth.”
One very tense moment during the protests was when they were challenged by a counter-protester.
In one unnerving moment, a 22-year-old NYU graduate student was swarmed by protesters and jostled after he yelled in Hebrew “Long live the beautiful state of Israel” while brandishing a poster of an Israeli hostage kidnapped by Hamas.
Props to that guy, that takes a lot of courage in the face of hundreds of people who do not wish you well.
With all that, there were no reports of any arrests by the NYPD, even though it was one of their cars that was vandalized. I wouldn’t bet on any of them being held to account for anything.
But comparatively speaking, their protest was a big fail. They wanted the city to shut down. But for a couple of thousand people, the city continued their normal work, so they didn’t get what they wanted.