New York metro closed the entrance to Grand Central Station, and police began making arrests during a demonstration calling for a ceasefire in the war between Hamas and Israel.
Thousands of protesters from Jewish Voice for Peace descended into Grand Central Station on Friday to hold an “emergency sit-in demanding a ceasefire in Gaza,” the organization posted on X.
INFLATION HOLDS STEADY AT 3.4% IN SEPTEMBER IN FED’S PREFERRED GAUGE
“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 group posted.
⚠️ HAPPENING NOW AT NYC’S GRAND CENTRAL STATION: 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! ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/gyD3bqp4mJ
— Jewish Voice for Peace (@jvplive) October 27, 2023
Around 7 p.m., New York Police Department officers began arresting protesters. Officers could be seen using zip ties to restrain demonstrators. A witness p …