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A pro-Palestine protest scheduled for one of New York City’s largest Jewish communities on Saturday has local advisors suggesting that people stay away out of safety concerns. 

The Big Apple, which has the biggest Jewish population in the world outside of Israel, has been a hotbed for protest ever since the shocking Hamas attack in Israel October 7.

Earlier Thursday, thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched from Wall Street to City Hall to protest against U.S. weapons manufacturers and investment companies. 

Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, announced Thursday that 233 people have been arrested at the over 100 protests and rallies held since the 7th. 

Now, New York’s Jewish community is being warned to stay away from a rally to be held at the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday.

‘Jews should definitely avoid the area,’ COLlive.com reported, citing a security source. ‘There’s no intel at this time in which direction the protest will head. Locals should definitely stay away from Eastern Parkway in that area.’ 

A pro-Palestine protest scheduled for one of New York City’s largest Jewish communities on Saturday has local advisors suggesting that people stay away out of safety concerns

New York’s Jewish community is being warned to stay away from a rally to be held at the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday

‘We are in constant contact with the NYPD and they are fully aware of this event,’ Shmira, a volunteer Jewish civilian patrol in the city, has advised in a statement. 

They added that both the police and Shmira will have extra patrols there just in case at the protest. 

The Crown Heights protest was given the title of ‘Flood Brooklyn For Gaza’ and is meant to end at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s home.

‘The more they try and silence us the louder we will be,’ the groups WOL Palestine and Existence is Resistance posted to Instagram, promoting the demonstration. 

‘From across the city and around the world, across communities and national liberation struggles, united in defense of Gaza and all of Palestine, until liberation and return within our lifetime. Bring flags, signs, keffiyehs, and help spread the word by sharing widely.’  

AlertContent.com has reached out to the NYPD for comment. 

While many have protested peacefully in the city, the number of arrests and signs displaying anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric has many of the Jewish faith worried.

In a column for the New York Post Thursday, John Podhoretz said: ‘The Jews of Brooklyn feel they are at risk, and — this is the implicit corollary — they cannot be protected.’ 

While many have protested peacefully in the city, the number of arrests and signs displaying anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric has many of the Jewish faith worried

Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, announced Thursday that 233 people have been arrested at the over 100 protests and rallies held since the 7th

WOL Palestine, the ‘Within Our Lifetime’ organization, led by Palestinians and advocating for the cause since 2015, organized the rally in Manhattan earlier Thursday. 

A reported 3,000 protesters gathered at Wall Street in NYC’s financial district at 5.30pm, chanting ‘genocide Joe has got to go’ and ‘Eric Adams, you can’t hide, you support genocide’ during the ‘Flood Wall Street for Gaza’ rally.

Draped in flags, wearing ‘Free Palestine’ shirts and Arab headscarves called Keffiyeh, the protesters chanted ‘We will free Palestine, and Palestine will be free’ as they made their way through the Financial District to City Hall. 

Upon reaching Foley Square, they projected messages onto the New York County Courthouse, with phrases like ‘Palestine will never die’ and ‘Gaza, Gaza, you will rise’. 

The same day a crowd supporting Israel gathered at Washington Square park, a day after hundreds of NYU students and faculties rallied as part of a nationwide pro-Palestinian walkout. 

The protesters can be seen holding Israeli flags and engaging in conversations with bystanders 

Dozens of Gen Z protesters in Washington Square Park a day before, waving pride flags and wearing kaffiyehs, demanding ‘freedom for Palestine’ and a ‘divestment’ of Israel’s ‘genocidal regime’. 

Among them were a handful of more hateful youngsters, including one young woman who held up a pink sign that read: ‘Keep the world clean’, with an illustration of the Star of David in a trash can. 

The same day a crowd supporting Israel gathered at Washington Square park

The protesters can be seen holding Israeli flags and engaging in conversations with bystanders

Odelya Halevi is seen in the pro-Israel protest on October 26, 2023 in New York City

This is the latest protest as thousands took to the streets across the globe – in Bangladesh, South Korea, Lebanon and Iraq – with some burning American, British and Israeli flags and holding signs that read ‘USA go to hell and ‘Death to Israel.’ 

Less than a week ago, more than 150 pro-Palestinian protestors were arrested while calling for a Gaza ceasefire in New York City as they gathered on the steps of the New York City Public Library and marched toward Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Midtown office. 

Protestors called for the end of US aid to Israel as it defends itself against Hamas terrorists, who are holding around 200 people hostage since their brutal October 7 slaughtering that killed 1,400 people. 

Rioters chanted, ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,’ and ‘Ceasefire now,’ while the NYPD announced on loudspeaker that those who refuse to disperse would be arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. 

Video footage shows officers asking each protestor individually to remove themselves from the street, before handcuffing them if they refused. New York City corrections busses drove off with those arrested as their pro-Palestine friends cheered.

More than 150 pro-Palestinian protestors were arrested while calling for a Gaza ceasefire in New York City as demands mount for Biden to stop giving aid to Israel

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on the steps of the New York City Public Library and marched toward Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Midtown office Friday evening, before blocking traffic on 5th Avenue

Some protesters were arrested for civil disobedience. Police can be seen on video asking each person to leave after having announced it on the loudspeaker 

Hamas terrorists are believed to be holding hundreds of hostages, including American citizens, nearly two weeks after the deadly surprise attack.

Some voiced concerns about the violence affecting civilians on both sides of the conflict.

‘I think Hamas absolutely needs to be condemned. Violence against civilians is always awful and the violence that Israel has been carrying out against Palestinian civilians for over 75 year is condemnable as is Hamas’s attacks,’ New York City resident Oren Schweitzer said to CBS News at the protest.

‘Half of the people who live in Gaza are kids, schools have been bombed, hospitals have been bombed. no one has access to water, food,’ he added.

‘I don’t see how bombing Gaza is preventing more people from joining Hamas. I don’t se how killing thousands of children will keep anyone around the world safer,’ another protestor said.

The rally featured a large police presence and barricades closed the streets for protestors as they walked downtown to City Hall Park.

‘Jews say ceasefire now’ reads shirts on the backs of the protestors

Pro-Palestinian protestors are taking over the U.S. Capitol

 Earlier this month, pro-Palestinian protestors took over the U.S. Capitol as hundreds demand a ceasefire between Hamas terrorists in Gaza and Israel. 

The protestors, dressed in black shirts that read ‘JEWS SAY CEASEFIRE NOW’ and ‘NOT IN OUR NAME’ took over the large rotunda in the Cannon House Office Building.

The demonstrators held posters with messages like ‘LET GAZA LIVE’ and ‘MOURN THE DEAD, AND FIGHT LIKE HELL FOR THE LIVING.’ 

Capitol Police made 300 arrests as the group got louder and more disruptive with chants and singing. 

They cut off public access to the Capitol complex as swarms of angry Palestinian advocates flooded the Cannon building. 

Capitol Police said of the mass arrests: ‘We warned the protestors to stop demonstrating and when they did not comply we began arresting them.’

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