(AmericanProsperity.com) – Police authorities said on October 13 that officers arrested dozens of demonstrators outside the Brooklyn home of New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer that night. Authorities said that local lawmakers were among the protesters, who were demanding a ceasefire in the armed conflict between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Grand Army Plaza for the protest, which was organized by the anti-Zionist activist organization Jewish Voice for Peace. Once they were at the plaza, the demonstrators started to march a couple of blocks to Schumer’s residence at Park Slop and blocked the street. The organization posted on its Twitter account that Jews in New York City were blocking the senator’s home as they were “demanding a ceasefire NOW.”
According to different reports, the demonstrators were holding numerous signs that called for the stop of the genocide “against Palestinians” in front of the senator’s building door, with numerous police officers standing nearby. Dozens of these demonstrators were eventually arrested and moved away on MTA buses.
In a statement posted on its Twitter account, Jewish Voice for Peace said that those who were arrested included politicians, descendants of Holocaust survivors, scholars, and even some New York rabbis. The anti-Zionist organization also said that the ages of the arrested protesters were from 20 to 80 years.
According to the New York Post, Democratic assembly members Marcela Mitaynes from Brooklyn and Zohran Kwame Mamdani from Queens were among the protesters who were arrested by police. The media outlet pointed out that both of them will be issued summonses for the crime of blocking vehicular traffic.
A couple of hours before the protest, Schumer’s office announced that the Democratic leader would be flying to Israel on the weekend. His office explained that the New York senator would lead some other fellow senators to the Jewish state so they could show support for the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, following the Hamas attacks on October 7.
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