Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators Clash in Manhattan

Supporters of Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrators clashed in midtown Manhattan on May 20, just as a cease-fire was set to take effect in Gaza following eleven days of bloody conflict.

This footage, taken on 47th Street in Manhattan’s “Diamond District”, home to many Jewish-owned business, shows large crowds gathered and a heavy police presence. According to reports, fireworks were set off in the area.

In a Tweet, the NYPD instructed people to avoid "the area of 6th Avenue and 47th Street in Manhattan, " due to protests in the area.

Elsewhere in Manhattan, duelling supporters clashed in Times Square. Credit: @DiggsandCo via Storyful

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