Anti-Israel Protestors Attack Brooklyn Museum

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Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators at Brooklyn Museum on October 28, 2023 -Selcuk Acar/Anadolu via Getty Images
  • Anti-Israel protesters backed by a pro-Hamas group occupied the Brooklyn Museum, clashing with the NYPD and causing damage.
  • Organizers, including the group Within Our Lifetime, called on supporters to “flood” and “de-occupy” the museum.
  • The protesters demanded the museum divest from Israel-related investments, escalating their protest by hanging banners and setting up tents. Security staff was reportedly assaulted and the gallery reported damage to artwork.
  • Thirty-four people were detained, six were arrested and charged with crimes ranging from trespassing to assault. Another 23 were released after receiving tickets or summonses for misdemeanors including trespassing, making graffiti, damaging property, and resisting arrest. Read More

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