Pro-Palestinian protesters shut down the entrance to the World Trade Center this week, including chanting slogans often used by terrorist organizations. The effort comes after weeks of protests in the United States, including shutting down roadways and defacing the New York Public Library.
Protesters marched through Manhattan to the World Trade Center site in southern Manhattan. Hundreds of protesters converged on the site of the worst events of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks by Islamist militants that killed nearly 3,000 people.
The protesters shouted “Allahu akbar,” Arabic for “God is great,” which is often used by Islamist groups, including ISIS and Hamas.
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The phrase was also used by an attacker who stabbed a teacher to death in France.
The protests were part of the “Flood NYC for Palestine” event, which followed similar protests in Brooklyn. The increased flow of demonstrations has occurred since the war between Israel and Hamas began on Oct. 7.
In addition, protesters blocked a highway at John F. Kennedy International Airport, leading to 26 arrests. The demonstration forced the travelers to leave their vehicles and having to walk with their luggage on foot.
Overall, the protests blocked the Van Wyck Expressway for about 20 minutes.
The protests prevented holiday travelers from heading into airports during the busy holiday travel season.
The protesters accused Israel of genocide during its current war in Gaza. Signs called for “Free Palestine” and to “Divest From Genocide.”
One photo showed a young person being removed from the protest by police with a shirt reading “Right of Return,” referencing the perceived ability fo Palestinians to return to the region following Israel’s 1948 war of independence.
The New York City protest followed high-profile protests blocking roadways in Los Angeles and Boston.
In the Los Angeles protest, officers arrived on scene, causing the protesters to flee, with some being arrested.
Another recent protest in New York City saw protesters carrying fake nativity scenes covered in blood at Rockefeller Center, shouting that Christmas is canceled.