More than 300 arrested in Grand Central protest: NYPD

More than 300 pro-Palestinian protesters who forced the temporary closure of Grand Central Terminal during rush hour were arrested and hit with court summonses, officials said Saturday.

In all, “335 individuals received Criminal Court summonses for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct” during the protest. 

Many of the demonstrators at the sit-in wore black shirts that read “Jews say cease-fire now,” when they took over the station’s cavernous concourse chanting “No more weapons. No more war. Ceasefire is what we’re fighting for.”

A protester is arrested at Grand Central Station. All of them got summonses.
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Protesters were led out of the station in zip cuffs after they were arrested and later got summons.
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Pro-Israel protesters calling for peace packed Grand Central during Friday’s evening rush hour.
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Protesters also climbed atop a ticket counter and hung banners reading “Palestinians should be FREE” and “Never again for anyone.” 

The demonstration was organized by the Jewish Voice for Peace.

It came as Israel prepared to amp up its ground campaign in Gaza.


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