Pro-Palestinian Protestors Shut Down Manhattan Bridge

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Pro-Palestinian Protestors Shut Down Manhattan Bridge

Pro-Palestinian Protestors Shut Down Manhattan Bridge

Throngs of pro-Palestinian protestors shut down both sides of the Manhattan Bridge for nearly four hours on Sunday, according to police.

The demonstrators flooded the span around 1:45 pm (1845 GMT) on one of the busiest travel days of the year, cops said.

More than 1,000 protestors called for a ceasefire at the demonstration organised by the self-described anti-Zionist organisation Jewish Voice for Peace.

The demonstrators sat in the roadway at the Manhattan-side approach to the bridge and hung a gigantic banner that read “Let Gaza Live” on the iconic granite arch, a video posted to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, shows.

The bridge reopened to traffic around 5:40 pm and it was not immediately clear if there were any arrests, police said.

On Thursday, protesters stormed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, in Midtown Manhattan, forcing some of the parade’s 26 floats, 32 balloons, and 8,000 participants to avoid them as police worked to remove them from the parade’s path.