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.”
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.