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Pro-Palestinian demonstrator sets Israeli flag on fire in NYC protest, stomps on it

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators set fire to an Israeli flag and stomped on it during a protest in New York City on Friday.

The incident occurred during a protest that began at Columbus Circle in Manhattan and was attended by several hundred people. The person who lights the flag has his face covered with a keffiyeh.

Onlookers cheered as the flag went up in flames.

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On Friday, an unidentified pro-Palestinian protester set an Israeli flag on fire during a protest against Israel in Manhattan. (Fox News Digital)

Organizers invited those who support the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and those who support Palestinian freedom.

“We answer Gaza’s call,” protest organizers posted on Instagram. “Palestine will be free because if we resist, we will win together. Ceasefire.”

Demonstrators were leading chants such as “5, 6, 7, 8, Israel is a terrorist state.” fox 5 report.

At one point, Palestinian supporters confronted an Israeli supporter, who began crying, the New York Post reported.

“Cry, damn it! Cry!” said a pro-Palestinian supporter.

Rioters were seen kicking in doors and breaking windows at Grand Central Station. The station was eventually closed, according to Metro-North Railroad.

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The Columbus Circle rally was held a day after a similar rally in Manhattan. On Thursday, an NYPD cruiser was spray-painted with “Free Gaza,” “KKK” and “IDF,” the abbreviation for the Israeli Defense Forces.

Rioters occupy the lobby of the New York Times newspaper as Israeli forces continue to shell the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in response to the terrorist group’s deadly attack on Israeli civilians on October 7. He called for an immediate ceasefire.

The flag burning followed another incident Thursday in which rioters spray-painted messages such as “Liberate Gaza” and vandalized an NYPD vehicle.

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