Hundreds Protest in NYC Against US Decision to Move its Embassy to Jerusalem


By APB Staff Writer

December 8, 2017: New York City

A large crowd of people started in NYC’s Times Square on Friday night to protest a decision by the U.S. to recognize Israel’s capital as Jerusalem.

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters filled the sidewalks of Seventh Avenue, between 41st and 42nd streets. Passions were high and some shoving and pushing was reported as the multiple groups faced off at various points along the street. One person was detained by police, although it’s not known if there was arrest.

From Times Square, the group made their way up Sixth Avenue shouting loudly at the APB news camera team. This protest follows deadly clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces earlier in the day, two days after President Trump announced the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A 30-year-old man was killed and more than 100 injured along Gaza’s border with Israel, Palestinian officials said. Israel’s military said soldiers fired rubber bullets at main instigators.