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Pro-Palestinian protesters occupy New York museum, police make arrests

Saturday 1-June-2024


New York police arrested and subdued a number of pro-Palestinian protesters who occupied parts of the Brooklyn Museum on Friday and hung a banner above its main entrance.

According to news websites, skirmishes between police and protesters, demanding an end to US funding of Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip, took place inside and outside the building.

Over 500 activists overtook the museum, staging a protest in its lobby, waving Palestine flags above its glass pavilion, chanting slogans, and unfurling a large banner from its rooftop that read “Free Palestine, Divest From Genocide.”

The protesters handed out copies of a brochure calling on the Brooklyn Museum to publicly recognize Israel’s actions in Gaza as genocide and divest from companies and donors with ties to the Israeli army.

New York police said they arrested 20 participants in a massive protest against Israel’s war on Gaza at the Brooklyn Museum.

Later, dozens of protesters continued their chants outside the museum for some time before finally moving their rally away from the museum.

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