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NYC’s iconic ‘Charging Bull’ statue graffitied with ‘Death to Israel’ during protest

Lower Manhattan’s iconic “Charging Bull” statue bore a hateful message reading “Death to Israel” as protesters marched through the area waving Palestinian flags Thursday night. tainted with

Photos showed graffiti written in black marker behind the bull’s ears and the words “Liberate Palestine” scrawled on its face.

A man was seen waving a Palestinian flag and dancing on top of the “Charging Bull” statue in New York City on Thursday night. William C. Lopez/New York Post

The vandalism was spotted by the Post as a crowd of anti-Israel demonstrators passed near the tourist attraction.

Some of the group, including men wearing traditional Orthodox Jewish clothing, climbed atop the statue and waved Palestinian flags.

The protesters eventually made their way to City Hall, where multiple people were arrested.

New York City police said eight people were issued citations for disorderly conduct and another person was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing public administration.

The wave of people who flooded the streets of Lower Manhattan were part of the “Gaza Urgent Action” rally, which was held in response to the deaths of more than 100 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning.

Gaza residents who witnessed the tragedy said they saw Israeli forces firing on crowds of hungry Palestinians as they tried to pull boxes of flour and canned goods from aid trucks.

But Israel blamed the deaths on an uncontrolled stampede and said its troops only fired “a few warning shots” when the crowd got out of hand.

The protesters eventually made their way to City Hall, where multiple people were arrested. William C. Lopez/New York Post
Photos showed graffiti written in black marker behind the bull’s ears and the words “Liberate Palestine” scrawled on its face. William C. Lopez/New York Post
It was not immediately clear how many protesters were arrested Thursday night. William C. Lopez/New York Post

Kamel Abu Nahel was shot in the leg. told the Associated Press As desperate Gazans grabbed boxes from trucks, Israeli forces opened fire, causing people to flee or take shelter under cars.

When the gunfire stopped, many people returned to their trucks, but the soldiers opened fire again and Naher was shot in the leg.

The truck then sped away, hitting his leg while it was still on the ground.

Palestinian witnesses said many of the deaths were reportedly caused by people who were run over by trucks that panicked and fled when bullets started flying. told the BBC.

The United Nations is investigating Thursday’s mass killings and has also warned of impending famine in Gaza.

with post wire

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