NYC’s Grand Central Terminal reopens after crowd of pro-Palestinian demonstrators swarms, vandalizes entrance

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Service at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan was temporarily suspended on Friday after crowds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators flooded the streets of New York City to protest Israel’s war on Gaza, creating a rule while some tried to break into the closed station.

The pro-Palestine rally started at 5pm on Friday with over a thousand people marching through the streets. Some were seen tearing down posters of the enemies held by Hamas terrorists and crumpling them while other protesters burned an Israeli flag.

According to an Instagram post by pro-Palestinian groups Within Our Lifetime and the City University of New York for Palestine, the protest was “Manhattan floods for Gaza.”

“Gaza’s call, we answer. Palestine will be free, because when we resist we win together. Stop genocide. Stop the siege. Stop the blocking. Stop work. Stop funding Israel. Stop settler settlement. Stop Zionism. Stop empire. social media post read, to some extent.


A large crowd of pro-Palestinian activists

More than a thousand pro-Palestinian demonstrators flooded the streets of New York City on Friday to protest Israel’s war in Gaza, which led to the temporary closure of Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. (Stephen Yang for Fox News Digital)

In social media posts, the Palestinian Youth Movement and other groups asked people to walk out of their workplaces, schools and other activities to join the demonstration.

Video from Friday night’s protest showed one protester climbing up a street post to tear down American flags and United Nations flags as scores of protesters gathered and cheered at the base.

“You are illegally on the road.

In the end the protester comes out of the post only to be arrested by New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers and removed from the area kicking and screaming.

Protester arrested by NYPD

The protester who climbed a New York City lamppost and broke flags representing the United States and the United Nations is being held by NYPD officers. (Stephen Yang for Fox News Digital)

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In another video, an Israel supporter and his wife can be seen walking towards Grand Central Station surrounded by NYPD officers while some pro-Palestinian protesters shout in the couple’s direction while as they follow them. The man can be seen arguing with the crowd while officers try to keep the groups separated.

At one point, demonstrators can be heard chanting, “shame on you, shame on you,” at the couple.


By 9 p.m., protesters had gathered outside Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, prompting authorities to close access to the station for a few hours. It reopened at 11:50 p.m. Friday, according to a Notify NYC alert.

In a social media video, a crowd of protesters were seen trying to get into the airport by violently kicking the glass doors, which were locked, and ultimately causing damage. on a man. Law enforcement could be seen standing inside the building.

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An unknown number of protesters were arrested during the demonstration for hours.

The NYPD told Fox News Digital that the total number of arrests has not yet been calculated.

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