BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Down with Israel — and consumerism!
An estimated 2,000 pro-Palestinian protesters rallied in Washington Square Park on Black Friday. Muslims prostrated themselves en masse in the park’s fountain plaza, praying toward Mecca. Others chanted slogans, including, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” considered by many to be a call for the elimination of Israel.
According to the New York Post, there was also a smaller number of pro-Israel supporters. Gathered on the rally’s fringe, they called for Hamas to release all the hostages seized in the horrific 10/7 attack.
“Bring them home!” they chanted.
“Go back to Poland!” one of the Palestinian supporters reportedly bizarrely yelled at them.
Some of the group then marched up Sixth Avenue to continue the action outside Macy’s at 34th Street.
“While you’re shopping, bombs are dropping!” they shouted.
A ceasefire is currently in effect while Hamas releases some of the hostages and Israel, in return, frees some Palestinian prisoners.
On Thanksgiving, protesters glued themselves to Sixth Avenue near Fox News headquarters, decrying Israel’s retaliation against Gaza over Hamas’s 10/7 massacre, mostly of civilians, that sparked the violence.