US pro-Palestinian demonstrators block Manhattan Bridge

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Throngs of pro-Palestinian protesters blocked both sides of the Manhattan Bridge, New York, United States, for about four hours on Sunday.

Police said the demonstrators swarmed the bridge around 1:45 p.m. (18:45 GMT) on one of the year’s busiest travel days.

At a demonstration organized by the self-described anti-Zionist movement Jewish Voice for Peace, over 1,000 protestors called for a cease-fire.

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In a video released on X, the activists sat in the traffic at the Manhattan-side approach to the bridge and hung a massive banner that said “Let Gaza Live” on the iconic granite arch.

According to police, the bridge reopened to traffic at 5:40 p.m. It was unclear whether any arrests had been made.

Protesters disrupted the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday, forcing some of the parade’s 26 floats, 32 balloons, and 8,000 participants to avoid them while police sought to clear their path.

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