NEW YORK — Dozens of people were detained Friday after police said they blocked traffic in Midtown during a demonstration and march calling for more help for Palestinians in Loop.
“Senators are responsible for funding, so we have to defund Israel and the IDF because we cannot allow genocide to happen on our hands,” said protester Leah Ali.
Protesters say there is a significant humanitarian need in Gaza.
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“These people are such heinous victims. Gaza has been under blockade with no access to water,” said protester Jordan Lan.
“I don’t see how the bombing of Gaza stops more people from joining Hamas,” said protester Zoe O’Brien.
Police say more than 100 people were detained and placed on buses after blocking traffic outside Gillibrand’s East Side office.
Protesters say a quarter of Gaza residents are being displaced and they are using their voices here to help in any way they can.