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Pro-Palestinian Activists Disrupt Rockefeller Center Xmas Tree Lighting

Another cadre of pro-Palestinian activists attempted to disrupt the lighting of the beloved Rockefeller Center Christmas tree on Wednesday night.

Protesters estimated to number in the hundreds crowded around Rockefeller Center, chanting anti-Israel slogans such as “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” and some clashing with police.

“Waving Palestinian flags and placards calling for an ‘end to genocide,’ the rally participants marched along Sixth Avenue alongside the throngs of tourists who were waiting in line to watch the symbolic ceremony. collected.” report of new york post.

Kelly Clarkson performs at the 2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 29, 2023 in New York City. (Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)

Activists had gathered outside the News Corp building, which is also home to News Corp. new york post And Fox News. Video of the incident was widely shared online.

as I got it. According to Fox News, the New York City Police Department was on high alert until the tree was lit, fearing a potential conflict with pro-Palestinian protesters.

The New York City Police Department issued a warning Wednesday night ahead of a pro-Palestinian protest scheduled during the annual Rockefeller Center tree lighting, according to reports.

The NYPD’s Office of Intelligence and Counterterrorism has issued a threat assessment advisory to law enforcement and government agencies, calling the tree lighting “an opportunity for protesters to draw attention to their cause,” according to a memo obtained by ABC News. He pointed out that it could be used as a

“While many of these actions may qualify as First Amendment-protected activities, they may disrupt the event and potentially pose a security risk,” the assessment said. I am.

The chaos came days after pro-Palestinian activists disrupted the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade by staking out streets in the middle of the parade route.

“Several protesters wearing white jumpsuits with protest slogans and already splashed with red blocked the floats and balloons just before 11 a.m., forcing the parade to be canceled. .” I got it. of new york post.

“They walked down Sixth Avenue holding large signs that read ‘Liberate Palestine and the Earth,’ and chanted that message as well,” he added. “Several people then pretended to be dead on the ground while others walked around pouring fake blood on themselves and the road, their cries eliciting loud boos from the audience.”

Fox News noted that some activists were heard saying, “There’s only one solution: an intifada revolution.”

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