In New York, authorities launched an investigation on Tuesday after pro-Palestinian demonstrators clashed with police on Christmas Day. On Monday, hundreds of demonstrators marched to the most famous Christmas scene in downtown New York, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, with the aim of…
To “cancel Christmas”, and with their slogans, among other things, to encourage an uprising against Israel, the Intifada.
Subsequently, battles broke out in several parts of the city center, for example, near St. Patrick's Cathedral and in Grand Central Station, the city's main train station. In the latter location, demonstrators also clashed with police, with several people injured, including at least one police officer.
Authorities arrested a number of pro-Palestinian activists, and a New York City Police spokesman said on Tuesday that the investigation was continuing.
On Christmas Day, a few dozen pro-Palestinian demonstrators showed up at the homes of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Presidential National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Washington, D.C., protesting American foreign policy at both locations.
Cover image: Pro-Palestinian demonstration in New York (Source: X)