NEW YORK — Dozens of people were taken into custody Friday after police say they blocked traffic in Midtown during a rally and march calling for more aid for Palestinians in Gaza.
“Senators are responsible for funding, and so we have to defund Israel and the IDF because we cannot let a genocide happen on our hands,” demonstrator Leah Ali said.
Demonstrators say there is a significant humanitarian need in Gaza.
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“These people are so egregiously victimized. Gaza has been under blockade without access to water,” demonstrator Jordan Lan said.
“I don’t see how bombing Gaza is preventing more people from joining Hamas,” demonstrator Zoe O’Brien said.
Police say more than 100 people were taken into custody and placed on buses after blocking traffic outside of Gillibrand’s office on the East Side.
Demonstrators say a quarter of Gaza residents are being displaced, and they’re using their voices here to help in any way they can.
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