Fights Break Out Between Pro-Palestine and Pro-Israel Protesters in NYC

May 11 2021 – MANHATTAN, New York:
Fights broke out in clashes between Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine protesters who gathered outside Israeli Consulate in midtown Manhattan today.
There were a few dozen pro-Israel demonstrators and at least a thousand in support of Palestine.

Video by Oliya Scootercaster and NewYorkCityPeople (FNTV

The police tried to keep the seething crowds from each other and despite that several intense fights broke out between the two sides.
At the beginning Palestinian protesters fought with the pro-Israel protesters, at one point an Israel protester sprayed the crowd with mace.

Later as the Palestinian protest took to the street, a lone man marched into the crowd saying “you ain’t shit” , he was surrounded and hit with signs , chair and punched. The police dragged the man away from the crowd that scaled the walls and fences around the Bryant Park library.

The police had one pro Palestinian demonstrator in custody but were surrounded by hundreds who chanted “let him go”, until they finally did.
The protest group made their way through Times Square and to Columbus Circle. As the sunset several religious members of the crowd stopped to pray on the sidewalk as the protest matched past them.

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