New York’s Museum of Modern Art Forced to Close as anti-Israel Protesters Storm In

Hundreds of anti-Israel demonstrators stormed the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York on Saturday afternoon, forcing it to close early.

Arts and culture website Highly allergic According to reports, nearly 800 pro-Palestinian demonstrators filled the museum’s atrium to protest the museum’s trustees’ alleged investment in Israeli military weapons.

Reports say protesters distributed more than 1,000 fake MoMA pamphlets criticizing Leon Black, Larry Fink, Paula Crown, Marie-Josée Kravis and Ronald S. Lauder. A banner reading “MoMA Trustees Fund Genocide, Apartheid” was hung in the lobby. , and settler colonialism. ”

A video posted on social media networks showed the extent of the attempted takeover of a well-known site.

The video shows hundreds of people shouting “Free Palestine” while standing under various signs and banners reading “ceasefire now,” “Long live Gaza,” and “From the river to the sea.” I can hear it.

The latter is an abbreviated version of the popular anti-Israel chant “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” I got it. by era of Israel.

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Gillian McGoldrick (from Storyful)

After about 15 minutes, museum security began turning people away at the door and allowing people inside the building to leave, the report said.

a similar protests It was held at MoMA in May 2021 during Operation Guardian of the Wall. times Note.

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