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Arrests Made at Protest for Gaza Ceasefire at New York's Grand Central Terminal

Protesters gathered at New York’s Grand Central Terminal on October 27, to demand a ceasefire in Gaza.

Footage filmed by Jose Vega, @JosBtrigga, shows protesters gathered at a police barrier near one of the entrances to the subway in Grand Central, as well as several people being arrested by the NYPD. At least one of those arrested was an elderly woman.

The protest was organized by Jewish Voice for Peace.

“Thousands of Jews and allies hold an emergency sit-in, demanding a ceasefire in Gaza. We’re taking over the Grand Concourse. We’re refusing to allow a genocide be carried out in our names. Ceasefire now! Never again for anyone!” the organization wrote on X.

Jewish Voice for Peace and local news reports said more than 100 people were arrested at the event.

The Metro Transit Authority’s Metro North Railroad said Grand Central Terminal was closed and advised travelers to go to Harlem-125th Street for northbound Metro North trains. Credit: Jose Vega via Storyful

Video transcript

["FREE, FREE PALESTINE" CHANT]

- You can't stay here. You can't stay here. You gotta cross the street, or you can go on the sidewalk.

[CHEERS]

[CHATTER]