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Thousands of pro-Palestine protestors have shut down part of the Brooklyn Bridge, after flooding the streets of New York alongside orthodox Jewish members.  

The ‘Flood Brooklyn for Palestine’ protest attracted thousands of protesters holding up signs reading ‘Free Palestine’ and ‘Zionism is Terrorism’. 

Other placards read ‘Biden is funding genocide’ and ‘occupation is a crime.’ 

Amongst the protesters were members of the orthodox Jewish community who wore signs saying ‘Judaism condemns the State of Israel’ and ‘the Zionists Ignite the Fire.’ 

Protestors have now been captured scaling parts of the Brooklyn Bridge, waving Palestine flags from atop the landmark.  

A source told The New York Post that they expected to have between 1,500 and 1,800 officers stationed along the route.

Video has emerged of a Starbucks that the protest passed that had been plastered with stickers, with one of them saying: ‘Zionism is terrorism’.

Protestors can be seen here scaling the Brooklyn Bridge as the protest continues over the iconic bridge

Tourists crossing the landmark can be seen here taking pictures and videos of the large protest that is cross the bridge via the road

Amongst the protesters were members of the orthodox Jewish community who wore signs saying ‘Judaism condemns the State of Israel’ and ‘the Zionists Ignite the Fire

A protester holds up a controversial sign outside the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday afternoon 

The planned march, which comes as Israel announced it had entered the second ‘phase’ of its war against Hamas, began at 3pm on Saturday on Eastern Parkway

Other placards read ‘Biden is funding genocide’ and ‘occupation is a crime’

Another sticker posted on the door to the chain read: ‘Zionist donors and trustees, hands off our universities’, while another said: ‘From the U.S. to Palestine. Abolish the settler state.’ 

A member of Starbucks staff can be seen closing the doors of the establishment, as protestors continued to place stickers over it.

A flier posted to Instagram touting the protest by organizer Within Our Lifetimes warned, ‘The more they try and silence us, the louder we will be.

‘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,’ the posting said.

One protestor told the New York Post: ‘I personally don’t think the state of Israel should exist. I don’t think anything except for we need to give the land back to Palestine.’

Another video has also emerged of a Jewish man being confronted by protesters, with one of them branding him a ‘Zionist pig’.

The man can be seen waving the American and Israeli flag at the side of the protest, which quickly draws the attention of those marching. 

One protestor, wearing a keffiyeh, can be seeing calling him a ‘zionist pig’ and attempts to put a pro-Palestine sticker on him before another protestor holds him back.  

“Free Palestine” and “Zionism is Terrorism” stickers plastered all over Brooklyn Starbucks windows as thousands of Palestine supporters continue to march through Brooklyn streets.

Starbucks location closed their doors. pic.twitter.com/ZiRwHsJlXh

— Oliya Scootercaster 🛴 (@ScooterCasterNY) October 28, 2023

A source told The New York Post that they expected to have between 1,500 and 1,800 officers stationed along the route

Jewish people had been warned earlier this week to avoid the area for their safety due to the ongoing protest

Protestors can be seen here outside the Barclays Center waving flags and holding signs saying: ‘Stop the Palestinian Holocaust’ 

The planned march, which comes as Israel announced it had entered the second ‘phase’ of its war against Hamas, began at 3pm on Saturday on Eastern Parkway.

The museum is located in Crown Heights next to Park Slope and has a large Hasidic Jewish community, with many businesses, schools and synagogues.

Jewish people had been warned earlier this week to avoid the area for their safety due to the ongoing protest. 

Citing a security source, COLlive.com reported: ‘Jews should definitely avoid the area.

‘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-Palestinian protest gathered outside the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday afternoon, just down the road from the Jewish Hasidic Lubavitcher headquarters

The ‘Flood Brooklyn for Palestine ‘ protest attracted hundreds of protesters holding up signs reading ‘Free Palestine’ and ‘Zionism is Terrorism’.

The Big Apple, which has the biggest Jewish population in the world outside of Israel, has been a hotbed for protests since the conflict started earlier this month.

Earlier Thursday, thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched from Wall Street to City Hall to protest against U.S. weapons manufacturers and investment companies and dozens of others have raged across the country and world.

Mayor Eric Adams said on Thursday that 233 people have been arrested at the over 100 protests and rallies held in the city.

This large scale protest comes after a similar pro-Palestine demonstration on Friday night in Manhattan’s Grand Central Station.

Protestors could be heard chanting: ‘No more weapons, no more war. Ceasefire is what we’re fighting for’

Footage has also emerged showing a large crowd attempting to enter the station, but are being held back by NYPD officers

Protestors at the ‘historic sit-in’ on the main concourse of the iconic Manhattan station could be heard chanting: ‘No more weapons, no more war. Ceasefire is what we’re fighting for.’ 

The New York Police Department said at least 200 people had been arrested in Grand Central, while protest organizers put the number at more than 300. 

Footage also showed a large crowd attempting to enter the station but being held back by NYPD officers trying to subdue the situation.

Signs were hung around the concourse, with one reading: ‘Palestinians should be free.’

Others said: ‘Mourn the dead, and fight like hell for the living’ and another called for an immediate ceasefire in the region. 

The New York Police Department said at least 200 people had been arrested, while protest organizers put the number at more than 300.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority had to close Grand Central Terminal due to the demonstration.

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