Violence erupted at a pro-Palestinian protest outside the Israeli consulate in New York City amid Israel’s latest offensive in the Gaza Strip.
Multiple arrests were made on Tuesday as protesters clashed with police and pro-Israel demonstrators as clashes continue between Israel and the Palestinian people.
Hundreds of people took place in the ‘Free Palestine’ protest, chanting and holding Palestinian flags as they walked down Second Avenue and made their way downtown.
Protesters could be heard chanting: ‘Gaza, Gaza don’t you cry, we will never let you die!’
According to a flyer on Twitter, the demonstration was called an ‘Emergency Rally to Defend Palestine,’ and it was one of many that took place throughout the country on Tuesday.
There were also protests in Atlanta, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Boston and Dearborn, Michigan, where President Joe Biden was visiting.
In New York City, the New York Police Department told the public to expect delays and avoid the area in a tweet around 3pm before closing off Manhattan’s FDR Drive to the march. Protestors then redirected to a 17th Police Precinct at 50th Street and 3rd Avenue, where several fights broke out.
Some involved the police officers, and other fights appeared to have been between pro-Palestine and pro-Israeli protestors outside of the Israeli consulate, leading to arrests. No information about arrests were immediately available. DailyMail.com has reached out to the New York Police Department for more information about the incident.
Multiple arrest and fights break out at a Palestinian March in New York City. The March was stopped from getting onto the FDR and then made its way to a Police Precinct at 50th St and 3rd Avenue
New York Police officers prevented pro-Palestine protestors from getting onto the FDR on Tuesday
Protestors made their way to a police precinct at 50th Street and Third Avenue, where fights broke out
A man was seen taken into custody following one of the brawls. Information about the arrests were not immediately available
Several fights broke out between the pro-Palestine and pro-Israeli protestors
A pro-Palestine protestor fought with a pro-Israel protestor outside of the 17th Police Precinct
In Atlanta, nearly 300 people of all ages gathered outside of the Israeli consulate holding signs denouncing Zionism and expressing their support for a Palestinian nation while chanting, ‘Free, free Palestine,’ and ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.’
There was a small police presence at the scene, according to the Associated Press, and protestors standing on the sidewalk cheered loudly when cars drove by and honked to express their support.
Hundreds more gathered in the nation’s capitol on Tuesday criticizing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
They stood near the Israeli embassy there holding flags and signs calling Israel an apartheid state.
And still others showed up to similar protests in Boston and Los Angeles, where protestors organized by the Palestinian Youth Movement chanted ‘Gaza, Gaza, don’t you cry. Palestine will never die,’ according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
Nearly 300 protestors of all ages stood on the sidewalk across from the Israeli embassy in Atlanta on Tuesday evening to call for an end to Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip as fighting between Israel and Palestine continues
Many carried Palestinian flags as they chanted ‘Free, free Palestine,’ and ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’
The protestors cheered whenever a car would pass by honking to show its support for their cause
A woman in Atlanta called for an end to the United States’ financial support of Israel
Some piled into the street as the protest continued into Tuesday night
The LAPD said they were monitoring the situation, but no arrests had been made.
Meanwhile in Dearborn, Michigan, almost 3,000 people marched past a Ford Motor Company plant that President Joe Biden was touring on Tuesday, to protest the his continued support for Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration, and the ongoing Israeli airstrikes at Gaza.
‘They asked us to save democracy from Donald Trump and now we are asking everyone to please save Palestine from Joe Biden,’ Protest Organizer Amer Zahr told the crowd, Fox 2 News reports.
‘He is participating in and funding the murder of our families,’ he said.
Protesters marched through neighborhoods near a Ford Motor Company plant President Joe Biden was touring on Tuesday to protest his continued support for Israel during the Middle Eastern conflict
Protesters gathered at a demonstration at Copley Square in Boston on Tuesday
Protesters held a large Palestinian flag as they gathered near the Israel embassy in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to protest the ongoing war between Palestine and Israel
Some protesters held signs calling Israel an apartheid state and condemning the country’s airstrikes on Gaza
People gathered around symbolic coffins during a rally in solidarity with Palestine in D.C.
In L.A., protesters organized by the Palestinian Youth Movement chanted ‘Gaza, Gaza, don’t you cry. Palestine will never die,’
United States President Joe Biden said he called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, to express his support for a ceasefire in Israel’s ongoing conflict with Palestine
Biden has called for a cease-fire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, announcing on Monday afternoon he told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he expressed his ‘support’ for a cease fire between Israel and Hamas.
He ‘reiterated his firm support for Israel’s right to defend itself against indiscriminate rocket attacks’ and ‘welcomed efforts to address intercommunal violence and to bring calm to Jerusalem,’ according to the readout.
‘He encouraged Israel to make every effort to ensure the protection of innocent civilians. The two leaders discussed progress in Israel’s military operations against Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza. The President expressed his support for a ceasefire and discussed U.S. engagement with Egypt and other partners towards that end.’
Biden stopped short of calling for an ‘immediate’ cease-fire, as some fellow Democrats have demanded.
The readout concluded that ‘the two leaders agreed that they and their teams would remain in close touch.’
Palestinian supporters marched along 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday
They called for an end to America’s support for Israel, as it continues to fire airstrikes into Gaza
An Israeli official told Axios the administration did not give a timeline for a ceasefire, but that its ability to hold back international pressure was waning.
It was also revealed that the US approved a $735million weapons deal that included precision-guided missiles, a week before the conflict began.
The hostilities began earlier this month when clashes broke out at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound – one of Islam’s holiest sites – following a crackdown against protests over planned expulsions of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.
Since then, the conflict has escalated — marking the worst fighting in the territory that is home to 2 million Palestinians since Israel and Hamas’ devastating 2014 war, when Israel launched a military operation on the Gaza Strip with the stated aim of ending rocket fire and destroying tunnels used for smuggling.
The war left 2,251 dead on the Palestinian side, mostly civilians, and 74 on the Israeli side, mostly soldiers.
To date, at least 12 Israelis have died in the recent conflict, and the Palestinian health ministry said that at least 213 Palestinians, including 61 children, were killed in the retaliatory Israeli airstrikes.
Rockets were launched from Gaza City towards Israel on May 17
A huge plume of black smoke rose from a residential area in Gaza on Tuesday as Israeli war planes continued to strike the territory in retaliation for rockets fired at Israel from Gaza
A view from above shows a destroyed six-story Kuhail building which was targeted by an early morning airstrike on Gaza City
The building had a printshop and university accessories and books storage facility for educational institutes in Gaza as well as a mosque